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Brie Gallagher Honored as Team ESPN VoluntEAR of the year

BrieGallagherawardThe Point
Fall 2016

A big honor came the way of Brie Gallagher (COPA ’06), a former Point Park women’s cross country runner and a production coordinator at ESPN. Gallagher was named the “Team ESPN VoluntEAR of the Year” for 2015, an award that recognized her as the top overall volunteer person of all employees at ESPN, the Worldwide Leader in Sports.

Gallagher was honored at the Team ESPN Volunteer of the Year Awards in May 2016. She is based at the ESPN location in Charlotte, N.C., and has planned and/or participated in hundreds of volunteer projects. She accepted her award from Disney Media Networks President John Skipper and ESPN Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications Chris LaPlaca.

Extraordinary Volunteer

In 2015, she organized many volunteer activities with Special Olympics, which included ESPN employee participation at the North Carolina Summer Games. Gallagher was one of 30 employees of Walt Disney Company to attend the Special Olympics World Games as part of Disney’s Global Service Project. She also created a Unified Bowling team and recruited volunteers to run in legs of the Unified Relay Across America. Still an avid runner, the latter project reaches back to her influence as a Point Park cross county ream member.

After graduating from Point Park, Gallagher was a programming and production intern at ESPN in 2007. She has held several posts at ESPN throughout the years with her current position being a production coordinator II. In that role, some of her duties are to maintain personnel schedules, track resource usage and logistics and acts as a coordinator for College Football Awards and a liaison between production and other ESPN departments.

Text by Kevin Taylor, director of athletic communications
Photo courtesy of Brie Gallagher/ESPN
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