Having over 24 years of experience, Mr. Walton directly oversees Finance and Administration as well as IT Departments. Accountable for financial guidance and strategic planning, he leads shaping and implementation of business and organizational performance against annual budget and long-term operational strategies. He is additional responsible for determining the best market for expansion efforts, and execute business plan(s) for expansion or acquisition. He routinely oversees staff, financial budgets and cost management, month-end and year-end closing, generating financial statements & the analysis and reporting thereof, management of cash flow and forecasting, federal and multi-state taxes, insurance requirements, and determining compensation plans that are in compliance with GAAP and regulatory requirements.
Florida International University Degree
MBA, Finance 1998
United States Merchant Maine Academy
Bachelor of Science, 1992
The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA)
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Associated Builders & Contractors
Mr. Walton, a native Floridian, earned a Bronze Congressional Award for Voluntary Public Service and subsequently a Congressional Nomination to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at the age of 17. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science as a Commissioned Naval Officer, Mr. Walton began his shoreside career as a dry cargo ship broker for Erhardt-Cosbulk, brokering and trading both vessels and large-volume international freight. Mr. Walton moved forward in his career to join Moran Towing Corporation, the oldest tugboat and barge company in the United States, managing ports of Miami, FL and Charleston, SC over 11 years. Mr. Walton then joined Tropical Shipping as Island Manager for St. Thomas-St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, overseeing approximately 70 percent of the Islands’ commerce running Tropical’s main international container shipping and multimodal operations hub, while taking an active role in the Virgin Islands community. Taking the career path of Port Authority Senior Management, Mr. Walton accepted the Director of Operations position for the Canaveral Port Authority relocating back to the States. Over Mr. Walton’s career his primary management duties surround managing profit and loss of finance and operations up to $40 million and a staff of 225, and strategic direction thereof, while responsible for: finance/accounting, engineering and maintenance, operations, sales, customer service, administration and personnel, and compliance of federal and local regulations. Additionally, he has taken active roles in federal, state, local business, and community involvement. Mr. Walton has served the local community on numerous boards and committees.