Vice President of Finance and Chief Operating Officer

Position Details

Wilkes University has named Ms. Ellen Gallagher as the new Vice President of Finance and Chief Operating Officer. She will assume the role in February, 2022. Ms. Gallagher has nearly 30 years of experience as a financial leader in the nonprofit sector. Since 2011, she has served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Throughout her career, she has held positions at The Public Theater and New York Shakespeare Festival, the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Corporation, the Tucker Music Foundation and the Pennsylvania Ballet. A native of northeast Pennsylvania, she has degrees from Wyoming Seminary, King’s College, Villanova University and the University of Notre Dame.