A 27-year veteran of the Hall of Fame and Museum industry, Rick Walls was named Executive Director in 2007 and is responsible for the 15,000-sq.-ft. museum, overseeing all facets of its operations, including strategic planning, development, programming and large-scale events that include Induction festivities, statue dedications (Bench 2011; Morgan 2013, Perez 2015, Rose 2017), Reds Fantasy Camp, and alumni events. Previously, he held positions with The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame, Inc., including Executive Director of the College Football HOF (2005-07), Dir. of Operations, Dir. of Public Relations, and Special Projects Coordinator for the NFF (1997-2005), overseeing membership, chapters, awards programs, and tabulation of the BCS Standings. From 1990-95, Walls served as Special Projects Coordinator and Collections Manager for the College Football HOF. An Ohio University graduate, he also coaches youth baseball and basketball and is a Den Leader with the Cub Scouts. He resides in Milford, OH with his wife Julie, daughter Hailey and son Tyler.