Professional Profile: Walt Herring, 2019
Name: Walt Herring
Title: Director, AKF Technology Design
Company: AKF Group
Location: One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 22nd floor, New York, N.Y.
Birthplace: Flagstaff, Arizona
Education: BA, University of New Mexico, 1995
First job: Building Pole Barns (High School)
First job in real estate or allied field: I.B.E.W Local 98
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I currently manage a group of design professionals in the IT, AV, and security design world. In the future, I would like to do something that involves interacting with people in an uplifting fashion.
How do you unwind from a busy day? I have several hobbies: Fishing, carpentry, arts and crafts, and metal detecting to name a few. I go metal detecting around Philadelphia and have a collection of Revolutionary War and Civil War-era items, including an officer’s eagle cuff button from the Revolutionary War and a 4 lb solid shot cannon ball from the Civil War.
Favorite book or author: Favorite Author: John Krakauer
Favorite movie: “Stripes,” “Breakfast Club” or “Blues Brothers”
Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? FloRida, David Guetta
One word to describe your work environment: BUSY!
Rules to live by in business: Don’t do anything to embarrass yourself, your team, or your company.
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? John Wayne
What is your dream job? Either a mountain resort or captain of a custom 70’ Rybovich Sportfish…somewhere in the Seychelle Islands.