Kevin Gallagher

Senior Advisor

Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Commerce

Kevin Gallagher was most recently Senior Advisor to U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. In that role, he advised the Secretary on a wide array of issues relating to telecommunications, critical emerging technologies, supply chains, infrastructure, workforce development, and economic competitiveness. Kevin was Secretary Raimondo’s point person on the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative, working closely with the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) and other relevant federal agencies to expand reliable, affordable, high-speed internet across the country. Kevin also worked closely with the Economic Development Administration on the implementation of the Good Jobs Challenge and the Build Back Better Regional Challenge, two new innovative programs funded by the American Rescue Plan.

Before serving at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Kevin was Senior Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo. In that role, he led the development, launch and implementation of signature initiatives that resulted in thousands successfully completing job training and securing employment, made community college tuition-free, quadrupled the number of high-quality Pre-K classrooms, created universal access to dual and concurrent enrollment and work-based learning opportunities for high school students, catalyzed more than $1.5B in critically needed school construction, and created a public/private partnership to bring computer science to every public school. Kevin served as chief negotiator on numerous complex economic development deals and public/private partnerships and managed more than a dozen cabinet agencies and boards.

Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Kevin was an attorney in the Providence office of Locke Lord, LLP. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Boston College Law School.