Patrick E. Gallagher, MBA joined the Academy in March 2021. As the executive director, Patrick strives to help ensure that the Academy effectively advocates for the profession and advances initiatives that facilitate the ability of audiologists to practice successfully.

Patrick has held various positions at several health-care associations with a focus on shaping a wide range of advocacy, reimbursement, and regulatory issues. The Academy is the professional home for all audiologists, and Patrick is committed to strengthening the value of membership and harnessing the collective voice of members through advocacy, education, and public awareness initiatives.