Brian Gallagher is the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. In 2002, he took on this role and rapidly transformed the organization into a driver of long-term community impact. In 2009, under his leadership, United Way of America and United Way International merged to create United Way Worldwide and shifted focus of its mission to driving community change.
Brian Gallagher leads the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Civil Society Advisory Board, is a steering committee member of the WEF’s “Promoting Global Financial Inclusion” initiative, and is also a founding member of the NGO Advisory Committee and the Global Gender Parity Group. He served as a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and currently serves on the board of America’s Promise Alliance, Ball State University Foundation, and "Leadership 18."