October 15, 2016
No Host Bar - 6:30pm
Dinner - 7:00pm
Bishop Ranch Ballroom
Salon E - H
The banquet sells out early - if you want to attend, purchase your tickets with your attendance registration to reserve your spot! Space is limited. You must purchase a Pacificon General Admission Badge to attend.
Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, of West Palm Beach, Florida, succeeded David Sumner, K1ZZ, as the chief executive officer of ARRL, effective April 18. In that role, he oversees all activities at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut.
Gallagher was licensed in Pennsylvania in 1966 as WA3GRF (and later N4GRF in North Carolina). Amateur Radio led to an early career in broadcasting as a cameraman and technician. He joins 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. Gallagher has served on multiple boards, both public and non-profit. He graduated magna cum laude with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and he holds an MBA from The Wharton School.
See the ARRL announcement for more information about Tom.