Shay Gallagher

Vice President, General Manager

  • ​Shay Gallagher is responsible for five National Safety Council business units: Membership, Workplace Training, First Aid, Defensive Driving Corporate, and Defensive Driving Government. He also has oversight for all NSC marketing initiatives, as well as NSC product development and the Corporate Learning Management System.

    As vice president, general manager, Mr. Gallagher is responsible for the strategy, business planning and financial performance of these NSC business units. He also is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of all offline and digital marketing initiatives for NSC.

    Mr. Gallagher began his career at NSC in July 2011. Prior to joining NSC, he was a senior executive for the Bradford Group, a privately held B to C marketer of consumer products. As senior vice president, general manager of the Bradford Group, he had general management and P&L responsibility for seven strategic business units, as well as all corporate marketing support areas. Mr. Gallagher has more than 25 years of business management, marketing, operations and P&L experience.

    Mr. Gallagher holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. He resides with his wife, Lisa, in Wilmette, Ill., and has been actively engaged in several community organizations.