Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Pat Walsh received his undergraduate degree in sociology from William and Mary and his Masters in Finance from George Washington University. He worked at Merrill Lynch for 32 years, with his last position being SVP of Global Human Resources. He and his wife are at Orchid Island from early January until late June. The rest of the year, they live in the Princeton, New Jersey area, near their children and 11 grandkids. They are members of: Quail Valley, The Ridge at Backbrook and Cherry Valley CC. At Orchid, Walsh enjoys playing golf (19 handicap), working out at the Fitness Center and walking on the beach. He participates in the Book Club and Finance Club. He loves the people at Orchid—both the members and staff and thinks it’s very well managed. He also really likes Vero Beach.