SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY
October 15, 2015
I am very pleased to announce that Steve Gallagher, an experienced financial management and facilities operations leader, has been hired as the new Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations at Scripps. Most recently, Steve served as the executive director and site manager for NOAA’s Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center (IRC) in Honolulu, Hawaii, with duties that included governance, operations, financial management, and planning.
Steve’s career for the past 28 years has included a number of roles in management and program leadership at scientific organizations, including positions as regional administrator, deputy chief financial officer, deputy chief administrative officer, director of budget and planning, and project manager. He served as director of budget for NOAA in Washington, D.C. with duties that included oversight of 17,000 employees, and 400 facilities as well as planning and executing NOAA’s budget of more than $6 billion in annual expenditures. His work experience includes serving as lead NOAA executive for coordinating budget and financial matters with the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Congress. He also was responsible for advising NOAA leadership on all key budget and resource management matters, including investments in new technology, equipment, services, and facilities.
My heartfelt thanks goes to Doug Bennett, who served as Assistant Vice Chancellor at Scripps from December 2006 to August 2015, and prior to that as assistant deputy director and executive assistant. As many of you know having interacted with Doug over the years, he is an extremely skilled manager, talented leader, and wonderful colleague.
I hope you join me in thanking Doug for his service and welcoming Steve to his new position on our leadership team.