David Walters (US’83) of St. Louis, Missouri, served as Principia’s Chief Financial Officer from October 2019–March 2022 and as Acting Chief Operating Officer from November 2021–March 2022. David was a founding board member of America SCORES St. Louis, a program fostering youth development in under-resourced St. Louis neighborhoods and has served as that organization’s board chair. He has also served on the board of our local Christian Science care facility, Peace Haven, and served the St. Louis community as board chair of Affinia Healthcare, which provides healthcare to 42,000 of St. Louis’s most disadvantaged residents. David is a graduate of Williams College, and he spent six years at The Christian Science Monitor, where he was an editor for the international news and economy pages. David has more than 30 years of experience growing manufacturing and distribution companies. David’s wife, Laurel Shaper Walters (US’84), is Principia’s Executive Director of Communications. Laurel and David have two sons Tim (US’13) and Tanner (US’14).