Pat Gallagher is currently in his 17th season with Orlando Magic and was promoted to Director of the Sports and Entertainment District in July 2016. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the development of the Sports and Entertainment District, the mixed use project planned to be built adjacent to the Amway Center.
Gallagher began his career with the Magic in 2003 as an intern in the business strategy department. He was hired full-time in 2004 to launch the Magic’s tourism sales department. In 2005, he was promoted to business strategy manager, where he was responsible for assisting with all aspects of the strategic planning for and the execution of renovation projects in the Magic’s former arena, including a new courtside club, a suite level club, and a reconfigured courtside seating plan. He was also instrumental with the execution of the arena name change from TD Waterhouse Centre to the Amway Arena.
In 2007, he was promoted to business development and strategy manager and oversaw the development and build-out of the Magic’s experience center for the new arena. He also was a key member of the new arena project team, working on all aspects of the development, design and construction of the Amway Center. Upon completion of the Amway Center project closeout process in 2012, he was promoted to assistant director of legal services and subsequently to general counsel, then added the Sports and Entertainment District oversight to his role in 2014 when he was named general counsel / project director.
Gallagher graduated from West Chester University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies in 2000 and received his JD from Tulane Law School in 2003. He is a member of the Florida Bar.
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Gallagher and his wife, Barb, reside in Orlando, FL.
Gallagher will be speaking at CREW Orlando's August 21, 2019 program.