Business 100 – 2019

Susan Glockner Gallagher/BPI Group

Susan Gallagher is president and CEO of BPI Group, a global leadership, talent development, and transition consultancy headquartered in Chicago. Susan was formerly a partner at Andersen public accounting firm where she started her career. She has a strong track record of building high-performing leadership teams and growing organizations.She is dedicated to her community and serves as chair of the board of Mercy Hospital and Health System in Chicago, focusing on healthcare equity for the poor and underserved. She is former chair of the board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, and immediate past chair of The Chicago Network. She has served and held leadership positions with several other not-for-profit boards throughout her career. She is a recipient of the U.S. President’s Volunteer Award for her work with The American Red Cross.Susan is third-generation Irish. Her mother’s parents are from Sligo and Donegal. The O’Connell-Walsh clan were blacksmiths and came to Hudson, Wisconsin, to help build the U.S. railroads. Susan lives in Park Ridge, Illinois, with her husband and has four adult children.