John Walker was the Executive Vice President the “number two” position at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City for 10 years. John’s next venture was starting his own business, Perfect Output. Since 1998, revenue for Perfect Output has grown from $600,000 to an estimated $43 Million.
In addition to the development of his own staff, John’s commitment to diversity and the community includes a philosophy of sharing the knowledge. He makes himself available to other minority business entrepreneurs and assists with their ongoing development in terms of networking, relationship building, guidance and mentoring, and helping to grow their business.
Besides mentoring, John also gives a great deal of time, resources, and effort in giving back to the community. The following is a list of local community organizations where he has given of himself during his career: Past Vice Chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member of The United Way, Founder and former Chairman of the Full Employment Council, Past Chairman of the Downtown Minority Development Corporation, Past Chairman of the Opportunity Industrialization Centers, Former Board Member of The Urban League, Former Board Member of The Learning Exchange, Former Board Member of Starlight Theater, Former Board Member of the Civic Council/Chamber of Commerce Bridge Committee, Former Board Member of the Community Development Corporation
John is married to Helen, a former principal for a Kansas City Missouri School. They have one daughter, Farrah, who is also an Owner & Corporate Officer of Perfect Output & CEO of LaserEquipment, and one granddaughter, Taylor, who is in middle school.