July 11, 2013Walter "Skip" Auch, a Grosse Pointe High School graduate, received the 2013 Alumni Award from Ohio Wesleyan University in June.
He was a history major and member of both the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and Battling Bishop men's lacrosse team at OWU. He graduated in 1968. Since then, Auch has been president of the OWU Alumni Board of Directors, chairman of several alumni committees, regional volunteer in the New York City area and reunion volunteer.
Following graduation, he served with distinction as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1972, earning a Bronze Star for his tour of duty in Vietnam.
Upon his return home, Auch became a Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis vice president. He also served as vice president with Kidder Peabody & Company, vice president with the Financial News Network/CNBC, where his responsibilities included programming, sales and relationship management, marketing and distribution.
Later, Auch worked with Oppedisano & Company, an executive search practice, and founded and became managing director of New York City-based Auch Financial Partners LLC, an investment management and private banking/wealth management assignments.
In addition to his service to his alma mater, Auch has served as a past board member, treasurer and president of the New York Bond Club, creator, producer, writer and host of WGCH Radio-AM 1490's "Sound Investing."
He is a member of the Greenwich Leadership Forum.
Auch holds a Master of Business Admin-istration degree in finance from the Stern School of Business, New York University. Residents of Greenwich, Conn., he and his wife, Lynne, have two children, Ted and Kate, and a grandson, Jack Conor Watson.