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Chris (Kiff) Gallagher, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Growth & External Affairs

Kiff Gallagher is Winrock’s Vice President of Growth & External Affairs. Prior to Winrock, Gallagher was an independent consultant and senior adviser to media, technology and investment companies. At Winrock he oversees new business services, global brand and communications, public-private partnerships and blended finance. For over 20 years, Gallagher has mobilized leaders and multi-sector resources for public benefit. He began his career as a White House legislative aide, and later co-designed and co-directed the $400M “domestic Peace Corps” program, AmeriCorps. At Odwalla, Inc., Kiff managed corporate social responsibility and strategic communications, including reputational risk and crisis management. As president of Social Venture Network, Gallagher accelerated social entrepreneurship, sustainable business and impact investing globally. He founded the acclaimed Music National Service Initiative, and has won awards for leadership in social innovation from the James Irvine Foundation, GQ Magazine and the St. Paul’s School Alumni Association. Gallagher helped launch Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign in 1991, and served as a policy adviser for arts and culture to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and transition. He has consulted internationally for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Department of State.