Brian Gallagher

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Brian Gallagher at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 12, 2011

Brian Gallagher is the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way Worldwide.[1]

Gallagher was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Hobart, Indiana. In 1981, he graduated from Ball State University with a degree in social work and started with the United Way as a management trainee. In 1992, he received his MBA from Emory University, and in 2003 Ball State University awarded Gallagher an honorary Doctor of Humanities.[2]

In 2002, Gallagher was appointed to be the President and CEO of the United Way of America, a position he held until 2009 when United Way of America and United Way International joined to form United Way Worldwide, where he acts as President and CEO.[2] He received total compensation of more than $1.5 million in 2012.[3]

In January 2017, he was appointed by then-Governor of Indiana Mike Pence as a trustee of his alma mater Ball State University for a term lasting until December 31, 2020.[4]