Laura Gallagher

Global Head of Corporate Citizenship

Laura Gallagher is the Global Head of Corporate Citizenship at AIG where she oversees AIG’s commitment to giving back to the communities the company serves through philanthropy, programs and partnerships that leverage the skills, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm of the AIG’s employees.

She and her team have won numerous awards, including recognition from Engage for Good, Insurance Business, NY City & State Responsible 100, and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. She was selected as the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals’ 2018 Ignite Impact awardee for excellence in the field of Corporate Citizenship.

Prior to her current role, Gallagher managed AIG’s global philanthropy across all business lines, functions and regions as the company’s Director of Corporate Philanthropy.  She originally joined the company in 2009 as the Global Claims Training Learning & Development Project Manager, followed by a position as the General Insurance Community Engagement Manager.

Before AIG, Gallagher was the Outreach Director for Children’s Educational Programming at WNET, where she designed and managed educational and promotional outreach projects, events and training initiatives for children’s media programs. Her responsibilities included the creation of educational materials and trainings for sponsor corporations, such as Ernst & Young and Northrop Grumman; organizational partners including Girls Inc. and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America; and professional development membership organizations, such as the Association of Children’s Museums and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Prior to joining WNET, Gallagher managed Sesame Workshop’s international initiatives, specifically in Russia, Egypt, and Kosovo. While at the Workshop, she created and managed a brand building toolkit for global partners and served as an integral part of the launch team for new programs.

In addition to her Corporate Citizenship Management, Grantmaking and Foundations, GRI Reporting, and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications, Gallagher holds a dual B.S. degree in Inclusive Education and Psychology from Syracuse University and a M.A. in Educational Media, with a concentration in Educational Technology and Communications from New York University.

She serves on the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals’ Board of Directors, the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Advisory Board, and Public School 101Q’s Senior Leadership Team.

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