Carsten Walter

Carsten Walter

Senior Director, Development Operations and John Von Kannon Fellow in Philanthropy

Carsten Walter is the senior director of Development and the John Von Kannon Fellow in Philanthropy at The Heritage Foundation.

Carsten Walter is the senior director of Development and John Von Kannon Fellow in Philanthropy at The Heritage Foundation.

Walter has worked in Heritage's development office since 1988, previously serving as manager of membership programs. Today he  oversees Heritage's communications with hundreds of thousands of members and supporters as well as efforts to expand the think tank’s reach into new donor markets. This includes the membership and grant development programs as well as donor research and database management functions.

Before joining Heritage, Walter worked on the Dole for President Campaign.

Walter earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Rochester in 1986 and an MBA in marketing from George Washington University in 1995.

Walter lives in Gaithersburg, Md., with his wife, Abigail, and their two sons.