CEO, National Association of College Stores 

Mr. Robert Walton joined the Seaman Corporation Board in 2004, and serves as Chairman of the Leadership and Compensation Committee. He is also a member of the Innovation and Technology Committee.

Mr. Walton is currently the CEO at the National Association of College Stores (NACS). He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, and spent a decade teaching at the ‘iSchool’, the Graduate School for Information at the University of Texas at Austin.  In 1990, he became President and CEO of CLSI, Inc., a higher education software firm in Boston, MA.  In 1992, Mr. Walton sold CLSI to GEAC Corporation and moved to California where he took over as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Innovative Interfaces, Inc., an international library & information management software firm, expanding its base of operations to 33 countries during the 90’s.
Robert Walton

Robert Walton

In 1998, Mr. Walton sold his ownership share of Innovative and shifted careers moving to Ohio where he took the position of Vice President for Finance and Business at The College of Wooster.  After 8 years as CFO at Wooster, he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Claremont University Consortium. Prior to his current role at NACS, he served as Vice President of Finance and Administration at Vassar College. 

In additional to the Seaman Corporation Board, Mr. Walton has served as Chairman of iPost Corporation, an internet-focused technology company based in San Francisco, CA, Chairman of Ex Libris (USA), an Israel technology company, and Dynix Corporation, an international management information firm in Provo, Utah.  Mr. Walton also served as an endowment trustee for the American Library Association, on the board and executive committee of the Association of Consortium Leadership, and as the only non-Chinese board member of the Yaohau Experimental School, a private K-12 boarding school located in Shenzhen, RPC.