Dan Gallagher has twenty years of experience in leadership and organizational development roles with organizations such as Comcast, Commerce Bank, Hay Group, Cahners Publishing, and Saint Joseph’s University. Since 2000, Dan has worked at Comcast and is now the Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth Initiatives at Comcast-Spectacor. In this role he leads company efforts around operational excellence, information technology and training/development. Prior to this role, Dan was Vice President Learning and Development at Comcast University. There he lead the training strategy for business units totaling 15,000 employees.
Dan attended Saint Joseph’s University where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, served as The Hawk Mascot, and completed a master’s degree in organizational development and leadership.
Dan served on the Philadelphia Society for Human Resource Management (PSHRM) board for nine years where his tenure as chapter president (2007-2008) brought record setting growth and contributed to him receiving the 2008 Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year award.
He was an adjunct instructor at Temple University and Saint Joseph’s University, guest lectured at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, and has spoken at numerous local and international conferences. Dan was a Regional Finalist for the 2009-2010 White House Fellowship program.
In 2006, Dan co-founded Generous Generations, a non-profit organization that promotes generosity by connecting families with service opportunities. Dan is a 2008 LEADERSHIP Philadelphia Fellow and now serves on their board. In 2010 he founded Gallagher Leadership, LLC and in 2012 he published The Self-Aware Leader, a leadership book of which all proceeds will go to City Year. Dan serves on advisory boards for City Year and the National League of Cities.
As a member of the Saint Joseph’s University National Alumni Board, Dan initiated the first ever National Day of Service (2008) which today attracts 1000 volunteers annually in more than 50 service sites internationally. In 2010, Saint Joseph’s University presented Dan with the Ignatius Award for his ongoing commitment to service.
He has twice successfully completed the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington, D.C. Dan lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and four sons.