creating tomorrow

Construction Industry
Thought Leadership

   Brian Gallagher

Construction Industry Experience

Brian Gallagher has served in executive-level leadership positions with leading architecture, engineering, and construction organizations for over 30 years. He is Vice President, Corporate Development for Graycor, a general contracting firm founded in 1921. Gallagher also founded construction media technology start-ups and is an advisor and investor.

Thought Leader, Speaker and Author

He frequently writes and speaks on leadership, strategy, construction, marketing, business development, site selection, foreign direct investment (FDI), and workforce development. He has authored over 200 articles and books. His books include Building Business with Social Media and Leading with Marketing, and he is a contributing author to Voices for Leadership. He was named a Top 20 Construction Influencer by Procore and a Top Construction Influencer by Let’s Build. ABC Carolinas awarded him the Kirby Award for his long commitment to the organization and its merit shop construction philosophy.

Industry Leadership

He has served in board leadership, chairman, and committee leadership roles with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Modular Building Institute (MBI), the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI), the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program, the Southeast Owners and Construction Associates Roundtable (SCOAR), Clemson University Construction Science and Management (CSM) Program Industry Advisory Board (IAB) and other organizations.

Education, Training, and Certifications.

Gallagher holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Towson University and an MBA from Loyola University. He served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing at Loyola University in Maryland. Gallagher completed Executive Education programs at the Harvard Business School (Creating Competitive Advantage) and the University of Maryland College Park (Innovation Initiatives for Corporate Entrepreneurs). He is a certified Maxwell Leadership speaker, coach, and trainer. He also is a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) through the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he resides in Greenville, South Carolina, with his wife, Lauren, children Emily and Shane, and three dogs, Kona, Beaux, and Waffles.