Kathleen Gallagher

  • Executive-in-Residence

Kathleen Gallagher is executive in residence for investment communications. She works with students who are studying investments and finance to help them produce writing comparable to that of industry professionals. She also works with Investment Management Certificate Program students to produce the Wisconsin Investment Directory, a unique resource that contains information about the state's SEC-regulated money managers.

Ms. Gallagher is Executive Director of the Milwaukee Institute, a non-profit organization focused on unlocking the potential of technologies and high-growth businesses to help the Midwest thrive. For more than two decades she was a business reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where she covered technology and entrepreneurship, wrote a weekly "Investment Trends" column and won a Pulitzer Prize for a three-part series about a boy with a mysterious disease whose life was saved by pioneering scientists and doctors in Milwaukee. Ms. Gallagher and fellow reporter Mark Johnson turned the Journal Sentinel series into a book published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster called "One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine."

Ms. Gallagher has a graduate degree in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining the Journal Sentinel, she was a communications consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.