March S. Gallagher, Esq.

515 LeFever Falls Rd.
Rosendale, NY 12472
(845) 705-2622


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

Current Activities

Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation Board Member
Dutchess County Economic Development Advisory Council
Dutchess County Community Development Advisory Committee

Past Activities

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

Bar Admissions

New York
Federal District Court, District of Massachusetts

Bar Memberships

Dutchess County Bar Association
Ulster County Bar Association
National Lawyers Guild

Recent Publications

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