Backed by an extremely lengthy career in real estate and banking, M. Walker Wallace retired as chairman of his real estate firm, Wallace Associates, while leaving a legacy as a proficient and passionate entrepreneur, philanthropist and working professional. He retired from this position after serving in it for almost three decades. Other noteworthy roles include: president of the Arizona Ranch & Metals Company; president of the Idaho TV Corporation, ABC, Inc.; president of the Wallace McConaughy Corporation; and vice president of National Planning and Research, Inc. Mr. Wallace first established prominence in his career as the principal planner of the City of Boston’s Planning Board, a role in which he served from 1950 to 1953.
Throughout the course of his illustrious career, Mr. Wallace exercised his passion for his field through numerous memberships outside of the workplace. Currently, he is a member of Arnold Machinery Company’s advisory board and director of Roosevelt Hot Springs Corporation. Formerly, Mr. Wallace maintained a multitude of philanthropic and career-related affiliations. He served as a member of Wells Fargo’s community board, director of First Interstate BancSystem and a member of Mountain Bell Telephone Company’s advisory board. Additionally, he is a currently a chartered member of APA’s American Institute of Certified Planners. Mr. Wallace earned a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University in 1947, followed by a master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1950.
Mr. Wallace has received multiple awards and accolades in recognition of his hard work, dedication to the field and volunteerism. He received the Contribution Award from the Downtown Planning Association in 1977, the Distinguished Service Award from Utah Symphony in 1988 and the Governor’s Award in the Arts in 1991. Additionally, Mr. Wallace was the recipient of the Utah National Guard’s Minuteman Award in 1994, the NAIOP’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997, and the International Olympic Committee’s Volunteer Heroes Award in 2002. In 1989, he was recognized as an honoree of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi’s University of Utah Chapter. Mr. Wallace has also been dubbed an honoree and Paul Harris fellow of Rotary International. Renowned for his many achievements, Mr. Wallace has been listed in the following Marquis Who’s Who publications: Who’s Who in Finance and Business; Who’s Who in Finance and Industry; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the West; and Who’s Who in the World.