Colleen Lerro Gallagher
Colleen uses her expertise in association communications and advocacy, media relations and video and podcast production to help clients enhance their brand as an industry thought leader. At OnWrd & UpWrd, Colleen works with clients to secure national and local media coverage, develop strategic communications plans and implement video and digital strategies to set them apart from the competition. She also serves on the Washington Women in Public Relations Board of Directors and the ASAE Communications Professionals Advisory Council. Prior to joining OnWrd & UpWrd, Colleen was a Vice President at Curley Company, a DC-based brand and advocacy PR firm.
Before that she was the Vice President of Communications & Research for the Global Business Travel Association where she led and implemented award-winning PR campaigns, launched a broadcast studio and provided strategic input for the overall direction of the association. She also worked on the communications teams at the Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Consumer Technology Association. Colleen has a master’s degree in public communication from American University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the State University of New York College at Brockport.
Meghan uses her expertise in executive communications to help clients garner earned media attention and take their thought leadership efforts to the next level. She is an award-winning communications professional with 27 years of experience in public relations, internal and corporate communications, and public policy. She has considerable experience using multiple media strategies to shape and convey desired messages to reporters, internal audiences, policy-makers and other key stakeholders.
Her work has earned recognition from PR Daily and Association Trends, among others. For the past nine years, Meghan served as Director / Vice President of Communications for the Global Business Travel Association, where she oversaw all messaging and publicity for the association’s regional offices throughout the world. Meghan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Scranton in English Literature and Philosophy.