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The Voice of the

Commonwealth's Counties

Karie Walker


Director of Programs and Development

Areas of Coverage: Educational Programs | Meetings | Business Development | Legislative | Member Services | Publications

Phone: 804.343.2504 | Email:

Karie collaborates with the VACo Legislative Team to ensure that the educational and advocacy arms of the Association are working in tandem. She also works with VACo business partners, aligning sponsorships for programs and events. Her responsibilities include managing, expanding upon and developing educational programs and sponsorship opportunities, as well as working with Member Services and Communications staff to provide cohesive programming and branding.

Karie joined VACo in February 2020 after returning to Richmond following nine years in Denver, CO. Karie has worked in the membership association field since 2005 years and has experience in all aspects of the profession, with a focus on programs, member services and sponsor collaboration. She is a 2023 graduate of the NACo Leadership Academy and a 2021 graduate of the VACo Certified County Supervisors’ Program. She is also involved with VSAE and serves as Chair of the Education Committee. Karie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Certificate in Fundraising from the University of Richmond. In her free time, Karie loves to enjoy Richmond’s food, cultural and art venues. She also loves to be outside hiking and riding bikes, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.