ELMHURST, Ill. - The Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple announced today the hiring of Greg Walter as Assistant Commissioner for Institutional Services and Championship Administration.
Walter is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the League's compliance program and will serve as the primary administrator for several championships and sport committees.
Walter comes to The Summit League after serving as an associate attorney with the international law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP.
Prior to his stint at Winston & Strawn LLP, Walter served as the Associate Director of Compliance at the Big Ten Conference. During his two years at the Big Ten, Walter provided rules education and interpretations to institutional compliance officers; processed institutional self-reports of rules violations; oversaw administration of the NLI Program and Coaches Certification Exam; developed a proposal for a conference-wide testing program for performance enhancing drugs; and served as liaison to a number of conference groups, including the Compliance and Reinstatement Subcommittee, Sports Medicine Committee, Drug Testing Review Subcommittee, and Women's Rowing Coaches Group.
Before joining the Big Ten, Walter worked as a compliance officer in the University of Utah's Athletics Department. In that role, he assisted with all aspects of the institution's compliance program, including providing rules education and interpretations, investigating and self-reporting rules violations, and preparing petitions for waivers of NCAA and Mountain West Conference regulations.
Walter received a B.A. in biological sciences in 2000 from Northwestern, where he was a member of the rowing team and served as the team's president during his senior year. He earned a J.D. in 2003 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served on the Senior Editorial Board of the Virginia Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and worked as a compliance intern in the athletics department during his final year.
A native of Arlington Heights, Illinois, Walter currently resides in Chicago with his wife, Kate.