Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
President and CEO, September 2015- Present
Responsible for the overall day-to-day leadership of the Foundations including donor services, grant-making, and care and custody of Foundation assets.
Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, Newburgh, NY
Chief Strategy Officer, August 2013-present
Conducted strategic planning for the organization’s research, fundraising and operations.
Undertook regional policy research including data analysis, and communication of findings.
Office of the Ulster County Executive, Kingston, NY
Director of Business Services, January 2009-July 2013
Served as director for all economic development activities such as deal structuring, financing, tax issues, site selection, compliance.
March S. Gallagher, Esq., Saugerties, NY
Solo Practitioner, February 2000-December 2008
Handled client matters for individuals and businesses including general business counseling, zoning and planning, environmental, real estate, and contracts.
Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA
Litigation Associate, October 1998-February 2000
Researched and drafted for environmental and white collar cases.
Federal District Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Law Clerk to Judge Robert E. Keeton, August 1997- September 1998
Drafted and edited opinions, orders, jury charges, and judgments for civil and criminal cases.
Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Boston, MA
Research Specialist, December 1992-September 1994
Conducted Superfund risk-based policy analysis, published and presented findings at conferences.
Assembly Ways and Means Committee, Albany NY
Graduate Scholar/Budget Analyst, January 1992-August 1992
Analyzed, negotiated and presented to legislators annual budget and legislation with fiscal impact.
Assemblyman Maurice Hinchey’s Office
Committee Clerk, January 1992-August 1992
Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Boston University, Boston, MA, May 1997
Editor in Chief, Journal of Science & Technology Law
Master of Science, Environmental Studies, Bard College, Annandale, NY, May 1993
Master of Arts, Public Policy, Rockefeller College, SUNY, Albany, NY, August 1992
Bachelor of Science, Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, May 1989
Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation Board Member
Dutchess County Economic Development Advisory Council
Dutchess County Community Development Advisory Committee
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Advancement & Advisory Board Member Mid-Hudson
Regional Economic Development Council County Executive’s Representative
Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation Board Member
Ulster County Development Corporation Board Member
Ulster County Workforce Investment Board Member
Ulster County Industrial Development Agency Chair
Foxhall Ambulatory Surgery Center Board Member
Saugerties Art Lab Founding Board Member
Esopus Creek Conservancy Founding Board Member
Federal District Court, District of Massachusetts
Dutchess County Bar Association
Ulster County Bar Association
National Lawyers Guild
Hudson Valley Infrastructure: Is It Safe? Is It Fair? Is it Informed?’
Aging in the Hudson Valley: Is the Healthcare System Ready?
Infrastructure Planning and Investment: A Widening Gap
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST