Edmundson elected new Chair of The Alliance for Business Leadership


For Immediate Release

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, October 24, 2013 – Phil Edmundson, CEO and Chairman of William Gallagher Associates (“WGA”), was elected as Chair of The Alliance for Business Leadership (“The Alliance”) yesterday at the organization’s Fall Conference on October 23rd at the Harvard Club.

The Alliance Board of Directors voted unanimously to elect Mr. Edmundson, who has been an Alliance Board member for several years. He has been an active participant in in The Alliance within several policy groups and coalitions over the past few years.

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The Alliance for Business Leadership is a non-partisan alliance of CEOs, business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors committed to building an economy that supports long-term economic growth and prosperity for all. They bring together ethically-minded business leaders to promote social and environmental responsibility, working with businesses, policy makers and community members to engage the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of business to help create lasting solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges.

“I know from conversations with Phil that his top priority is to empower the Alliance Leaders to work together as a public interest community to promote greater social and environmental responsibility,” said Tom Dretler, CEO & Co-founder of The Alliance. “Specifically, Phil is passionate about bringing Alliance Leaders the opportunity to have their voices heard on issues that will directly impact the future of our Commonwealth and our country.”

Mr. Edmundson also serves as a Director of the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB), in Washington, D.C. and is a Trustee of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and a Trustee of the Trustees of Reservations. He also served as the Chairman of Affordable Care Today, a coalition of business, consumer, provider, and labor organizations working to increase health care access in Massachusetts.

(Also see In the News items: “Q&A with Phil Edmundson, Alliance for Business Leadership’s new chair” as featured in theBoston Business Journal and “Emerging From The Crowd” as featured in the Boston Globe.)

William Gallagher Associates (WGA) is a leading provider of insurance brokerage, risk management and employee benefit services to companies with complex risks and dynamic needs, within industries that include life sciences, technology, financial risks, healthcare, energy, clean tech and environmental services. The firm was founded in 1983 and is one of the country’s leading independent brokerage firms, with offices in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Hartford, CT; Princeton, NJ Columbia, MD; and Atlanta, GA.

Please further information, contact:

Susan Forbes
Marketing Director and Senior Vice President
William Gallagher Associates
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Boston, MA 02210
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