Business 100 – 2017

David J. Walsh/Amalgamated Family of Companies

David J. Walsh is president and CEO of Amalgamated Life Insurance Company, CEO of Alico Services Corporation, and oversees operations for the entire Amalgamated Family of Companies. His leadership team is credited with improving the organization’s infrastructure and expanding its offerings and national footprint.

Previously, David served in senior executive positions at AIG and Swiss Re. He also served as director of insurance and director of international trade for the state of Alaska.

Walsh earned a master’s degree in professional studies, and industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, an M.B.A. from Alaska Pacific University, and a bachelor’s in psychology from Loras College. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. from University College Dublin.

Born and raised in an Irish enclave in Iowa and a proud member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Northern Ireland Children’s Exchange, Walsh says, “I am proud of our relentless intellectual curiosity, passion and perseverance, our music, literature and culture.”