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Peter Richard Quirk, American engineering company executive. Registered professional engineer, Louisiana. Recipient A.E. Wilder Junior award Consultant Engineer Council Los Angeles, 1989, Volunteer Activist award, 1993, Man of Achievement award Phi Kappa Theta National Foundation, 1991, Order St. Louis award.


Quirk, Peter Richard was born on December 28, 1936 in New Orleans. Son of Andrew John and Elise (Richard) Quirk.


Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, 1959.


Senior staff engineer, Continental Oil Corporation, Ponca City, Oklahoma, 1959-1964;president, Walk, Haydel & Associations Incorporated, New York Orleans, since 1964;now president and Chief Executive Officer, Walk, Haydel & Associations Incorporated, New York Orleans. Member Bureau Governmental Research, Natural Gas Association of New Orleans, since 1991.


  • Registered professional engineer, Louisiana.


Active World Trade Center, since 1972. Board directors Closer Walk Ministries, since 1984, Covenant House New Orleans, since 1989, Metropolitan Area Committee, since 1989, Louisiana State University Foundation, since 1989, Phi Kappa Theta National Foundation, since 1990, Catholic Foundation, since 1993, Xavier University, since 1995. Chair board directors United Way of Greater New Orleans, 1996, chairman general campaign, 1991, co-chair Day of Caring, 1995.

Board directors University New Orleans Higher Education Council, since 1992. Member advisory board University New Orleans Center for Energy Resources Management, since 1992. Chair executive committee Archbishop's Community Appeal, since 1993, Daughters of Charity Health Service, since 1996.

Chair Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Annual Walk, 1993. Steering committee LaVitae Foundation, since 1998. Member Ursuline Academy Capital Campaign Advisory Board since 1998, Ursuline Academy.

Member Instrument Society of America, National Society of Professional Engineers, Construction Management Association American (board directors 1987-1990), Louisiana Engineering Society (A.M. Lockett medal 1999), American Consultant Engineers Council (trustee political action committee 1984-1990, fellow 1988, Community Service award 1996), Consultant Engineers Council Louisiana (president 1982-1983), New Orleans and River Region Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance, Greater New Orleans Business Roundtable, Paper Industry Management Association, Phi Kappa Theta. Clubs: Serra (New Orleans president 1986, 94-95), Engineers (New Orleans president 1984-1985).


Married Marilyn Ann Montalban, August 16, 1958. Children: Karen, Cheryl, Brian, Kathleen, Aimee, Elizabeth.

Andrew John Quirk

Elise (Richard) Quirk

Marilyn Ann Montalban

Karen Quirk

Cheryl Quirk

Brian Quirk

Kathleen Quirk

Aimee Quirk

Elizabeth Quirk