Mr. Walsh began his insurance career working in a Cooperative Education program with Northwestern Mutual Life while an undergraduate at John Carroll University, in Cleveland Ohio. Upon his graduation in 1979, he returned to his native St. Louis and has been associated with the Missouri General Agency since its inception in 1981. Mr. Walsh has served the insurance needs of a varied clientele, ranging from large contracting, trucking, and manufacturing firms, to the needs of smaller businesses as well. He has worked with families to address their personal insurance needs. In addition to his undergraduate work, Mr. Walsh has earned the Professional Designations of Accredited Advisor in Insurance, as well as Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) from the American Institute of Property and Liability Underwriters. Beyond the insurance industry, Mr. Walsh has served as President of the Parish Council of St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church, and President of the Alumni Board of Directors of St. Louis University High School.