Spotlight: Kelly Gallagher, IBPA Board Member

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October 2013
by Linda Carlson

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IBPA board member Kelly Gallagher has been vice president, content acquisition, at Ingram Content Group for the past year. This means he and his sales team are working with publishers, author services companies, and self-publishers—even corporations that publish such material as training guides.

It’s a long way from this Chicago native’s first college major—geology—but a lot closer to his fifth and final major, English and technical writing, when he earned a degree at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Gallagher started his career as a technical writer in the aerospace industry, and after five years moved to Beacon Hill Press in Kansas City, MO, a transition that he jokes took him from selling a few units for several million dollars each to selling millions of units for a few dollars each.

After a decade at this midsize Christian publisher—six years as marketing director and four as publisher—Gallagher returned to Arizona as head of business development for the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, a position that involved providing the same kind of education and consulting that IBPA provides through Pub-U and mentoring….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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