Chad GallagherChad Gallagher, Principal
Legacy Consulting is led by our founder and company owner, Chad Gallagher. Chad has a wealth of experience in public relations, political consulting and business development. He’s worked on tens of thousands of projects with municipal and state governments. He has an extensive and rich background in international projects including political consulting and public relations abroad.
He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, a former mayor and a trusted advisor to former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, for whom he served as a senior advisor during his term as Governor and his presidential bid. Through the years Chad has become a trusted advisor to governors, CEOs and foreign dignitaries.
In 1998, he became the youngest mayor in the nation. When at the Governor’s Office in Arkansas, he served as a policy advisor to the Governor for city, county and local affairs, oversaw the Governor’s legislative war room, appointments to boards and commissions and intergovernmental affairs including the office’s relationship with the White House and the Congressional delegation. During this time Gallagher also handled the Governor’s political affairs and worked with the state party, national party, the presidential race and countless efforts on behalf of numerous candidates.
His experience in the political world has made him well versed and nimble in public relations, strategic development, messaging and crisis control.
In 2007, Chad launched Legacy Consulting. Through this venue he’s worked with leaders in the private and public sector both at every level. Although his experience is rich in government and politics Chad advises on crisis management, public relations and messaging for some of the nation’s most well-known politicians, television stars, artists, business leaders and others. He focuses on building successful strategies for their success and in building powerful individual brands. Strategic planning and execution, messaging, business opportunity evaluation, audience engagement and business management are all crucial for high profile individuals and the brands they create.
Strong relationships across the country with political and business leaders in the US give him many open doors when needed to serve his clients.
Chad’s entrepreneurial interest are not only as a consultant. He and his wife Jessica own an expansive holding company focusing on the renewal and redevelopment of historic properties, including their signature property, The Historic Lafayette Building in downtown Little Rock. They also own a restaurant and a grass-fed beef farm raising Red Devon cattle, oversee a community development non-profit, have started an art center, and serve in leadership in their church. Chad and Jessica married in 1996 and have four children: Hannah, Grace, Ethan and Jude.