James M. Gallagher, PMP
PMI Fellow, 2009
James Gallagher is the founder and president of Togra Associates, a project management and training organization located in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He also serves as an associate of The Dayton Group, of which he is a founder and former president. Mr. Gallagher has been an active member of the Project Management Institute since 1987. He served two consecutive terms on the PMI Board of Directors, was a founding member and officer of the PMI Southwest Ohio Chapter, a founder of the former PMI Aerospace and Defense Community of Practice, and vice chair, membership of the former PMI Aerospace and Defense Community of Practice. Mr. Gallagher served with the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, from 1957 to 1986. Initially performing as a contracting/procurement professional, he became a program (project) manager and served in a senior management capacity on a number of major Air Force acquisition programs. Highlights of his career include serving as Assistant Program Director of the F-16 Multinational Fighter Program and as the senior civilian in the International Logistics Center, dealing with over 50 allied air force organizations. He retired as a member of the Senior Executive Service in 1986. From 1986 to 1995, he served as the director of the Center for Executive Development and Project Management, Soin College of Business and Administration, Wright State University, Dayton Ohio, where he developed, marketed and participated in the presentation of executive development programs for the business school. He also established the Center for Project Management. While at the university, he was an adjunct assistant professor, Management Department, teaching project management and leadership courses. From 1995 to April 2003, Mr. Gallagher served on the Board of Visitors of the Defense Acquisition University, which provides oversight and policy guidance for the acquisition (project) management training of over 150,000 Department of Defense project, program and acquisition management professionals. Mr. Gallagher holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Dayton, Ohio, USA; he is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow; and he is a past president of the Dayton Council on World Affairs.