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« on: January 18, 2018, 08:49:55 AM »


ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, to Retire


01/18/2018

ARRL’s chief executive officer for the past 2 years, Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, announced his retirement as CEO, as the ARRL Board of Directors prepares to meet January 19-20. He will step down on March 2. Gallagher, who had earlier advised ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, of his intention to resign, expressed his gratitude to Roderick and the ARRL Board for giving him the opportunity to help guide the organization.


“It has been my great privilege to serve in this capacity for 2 years, and I am deeply grateful to the Board and President Rick Roderick, K5UR, for their support and encouragement,” Gallagher said.


President Roderick expressed appreciation for Gallagher’s contributions to ARRL. “The ARRL is in a transition to a new generation for Amateur Radio. Change doesn’t come easy,” Roderick said. “Tom helped us in taking that step forward, and for that we are very grateful for his service to the League and to Amateur Radio,” he said.


Gallagher, 69, cited recent changes included in the new federal tax law that made it unattractive for him to continue working in Connecticut, where ARRL is headquartered. The Board will evaluate and determine the next steps to take in a search for his replacement when it meets this week.


Among Gallagher’s chief accomplishments during his tenure as CEO were creating an enhanced level of professionalism and efficiency in the organization that represents more than 150,000 US Amateur Radio operators. Gallagher also oversaw a significant turnaround in the organization’s financial performance.


Licensed in Pennsylvania in 1966 as WA3GRF (later N4GRF in North Carolina), Gallagher is a member of the West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Group. He has described himself as “an incurable HF DXer and inveterate tinkerer” and credits his first visit to the Franklin Institute’s Amateur Radio station W3TKQ in 1963 for inspiring his interest in ham radio.


Amateur Radio led to an early career in broadcasting. He was a cameraman and technician with WGBH-TV in Boston, the CBS Television Network, and Metromedia’s WIP Radio in Philadelphia.


Gallagher joined ARRL following 3 decades as an international investment banker and financial services executive. His career has included senior leadership positions with JP Morgan Chase & Co and CIBC Oppenheimer & Co in New York, and with Wachovia Capital Markets in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and as CEO of the Secondary School Admission Test Board in Princeton, New Jersey. He has served on boards, both public and non-profit, including two NYSE companies; the NPR affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina; the Executive Board of The PENN Fund at the University of Pennsylvania, and The International Center of Photography.


 

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W6EM
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 06:22:41 PM »

There is more to this story.  But, its not on Eham.  QRZ.com has several threads.

Changes at ARRL coming soon.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 06:18:40 PM »

There is more to this story.  But, its not on Eham.  QRZ.com has several threads.

Changes at ARRL coming soon.

Hopefully like the whole joke of an organization is going the way of the Dodo Bird.He knows they have made things worse & got out while the getting was good.Happy Trails.................  Cheesy Grin Shocked Roll Eyes

Clayton
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W6EM
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 06:00:45 PM »

As the old Eldridge Cleaver quote says, "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."

I don't know how much real authority the CEO has to act independently of the Board, but seems to me [that] a policy applying to the Board would be drafted by the Board and President...cadre.  As for applying it, perhaps that's where the CEO took the baton....

A "retirement" after only 2 years is puzzling, especially with a tax consequence as the announced reason.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 05:13:46 AM »

As the old Eldridge Cleaver quote says, "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."

I don't know how much real authority the CEO has to act independently of the Board, but seems to me [that] a policy applying to the Board would be drafted by the Board and President...cadre.  As for applying it, perhaps that's where the CEO took the baton....

A "retirement" after only 2 years is puzzling, especially with a tax consequence as the announced reason.
I take the tax comment as just another political hack taking a shot at Trump. I think it's a stupid comment that won't help the ARRL deal with the current administration.
Bill, AA2UK
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