ARLINGTON, Va. (April 15, 2015) – Winrock International announces that Christopher (Kiff) Gallagher, Jr. has been named the organization’s new Vice President of External Affairs. Gallagher will oversee and manage all of Winrock’s global marketing, branding and communications, and will supervise Winrock’s New Business Services group.
Gallagher joins Winrock after a successful career as a social entrepreneur, communications strategist, political advisor, and policy and program development specialist. Most recently, Gallagher worked as a consultant, advising clients on strategic communications, social impact and business development. He has worked with national and international organizations, such as CARE and the Gates Foundation, as well as multi-national corporations and Silicon Valley start-ups.
Previously, Gallagher served as founder and CEO of MusicianCorps, Executive Director of Social Venture Network, Director of Strategic Communications at Odwalla, Inc., and on the White House legislative team that created the national service program, AmeriCorps.
“We are fortunate to have such an accomplished professional in the role of Vice President of External Affairs,” said Rodney Ferguson, Winrock President and CEO. “Kiff brings a tremendous energy and new perspectives to our new business and communications team.”
Gallagher says he is excited about joining Winrock and the new challenges it brings: “I’m thrilled to join Winrock’s executive team; and work closely with our experts and partners to improve lives worldwide,” he said.
Gallagher has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Wesleyan University’s College of Letters, an interdisciplinary study of history, literature, ethics and philosophy.
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. Winrock is headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., and has an office in Arlington, Va., with project offices worldwide.