Tom Gallagher

A Principal of The Scowcroft Group, Thomas D. Gallagher provides strategic and financial advisory services to clients, specializing in U.S. monetary, fiscal, and currency policies. Prior to joining The Scowcroft Group, Mr. Gallagher was a Senior Managing Director of the International Strategy and Investment Group, Inc. (ISI), a Wall Street research firm, for 11 years, leaving in 2010.  He started his Wall Street research work at Lehman Brothers, working there from 1986-1999.

Mr. Gallagher was an adjunct professor in Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy from 2011-16. He served on the Global Investment Committee of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, the largest private wealth manager in the world, from 2010-2013, and served as the Vice Chairman for CEB Monitor Group Ltd., a Shanghai-based Chinese economic research firm.

Mr. Gallagher serves on the Board of the Africa Parks Foundation of America and on the board of the University of South Dakota (USD) Foundation, where he chairs the Investment Committee. Tom and his wife, Nancy Gallagher, are co-chairs for the Onward Campaign, a fundraising drive for USD.  He was a board member of the Community First Bankshares until 2004.  He was a regular panelist on “Wall Street Week With Louis Rukeyser” for several years.

Prior to his employment on Wall Street, Mr. Gallagher worked on the staffs of Senator George Mitchell, the Senate Budget Committee, and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Mr. Gallagher earned a BS in Economics and Political Science from the University of South Dakota (1976) and a Masters of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1978).  He also has the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.

Nancy and Tom are generous supporters to both the Capitol Campaign and Annual Fund.  They divide their year between Naples, Florida, and Spearfish Canyon, which is in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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