Michael Gallagher Becomes Chair of Save The Bay’s Board of Directors

January 28, 2013

Save The Bay, the largest regional organization working to protect and restore San Francisco Bay, announced today that Michael Gallagher has been elected Chair of Save The Bay’s Board of Directors.

“Michael is deeply devoted to making the Bay healthier,” said Save The Bay Executive Director David Lewis. “His enthusiasm and professional skills have helped make Save The Bay the strongest organization we’ve ever been.”

A Marin County resident and senior vice president with Wells Fargo, Gallagher has been on Save The Bay’s board since 2009, and served previously from 2001 to 2003.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be involved with Save The Bay,” said Gallagher. “We are indebted to the visionary citizens who put a stop to the destruction of the Bay 50 years ago.  Now it’s our turn to improve the health of the Bay by working to restore 100,000 acres of tidal marsh. Doing so will preserve the Bay in the long-term and provide some protection for communities in the face of rising sea levels.”

Gallagher currently serves as National Loan Products Manager for the Business Banking division of Wells Fargo. Previously he launched a small business credit card in the UK for Wells Fargo and managed the company’s Asia operations.

Gallagher received his MBA from Stanford University, and a degree in Anthropology from Princeton University. Save The Bay’s current board members include Ron Gonzales, Wade Crowfoot, Michael Dreyfus, Brian Dunn, Donnie Fowler, Michael Katz, Sandy Linder, Maureen E. Reilly, Christopher Richard, Paul A. Stone, Stephen Thompson, and Sinclair White.

About Save The Bay
Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect and restore San Francisco Bay. As the Bay’s leading champion since 1961, Save The Bay remains dedicated to making the Bay cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. We protect our natural treasure from pollution and inappropriate shoreline development; restore habitat; and secure strong policies to re-establish 100,000 acres of wetlands that are essential for a healthy Bay. We engage more than 40,000 supporters, advocates and volunteers to protect the Bay, and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders by educating thousands of students annually. www.saveSFbay.org