Executive Vice President, President -- Global Commercial
Donald J. Gallagher was promoted to his position in January 2011, after having served as president of Cliffs’ North American business unit since 2007. In his current role, Mr. Gallagher has commercial responsibility for all of Cliffs’ global businesses including its global strategic marketing function.
Mr. Gallagher joined Cliffs in 1981 as an ore sales representative in the commercial department. He has held various management positions within the Company, and was named vice president-sales in August 1998. Mr. Gallagher was then named Senior Vice President -- CFO in 2003 and president of North American Iron Ore in 2006.
A native of Cleveland, OH, Mr. Gallagher earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University and an MBA from CWRU. Mr. Gallagher has served as chairman of the Cleveland Section of The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers and is currently a member of the Iron and Steel Society of the A.I.M.E., and the American Iron and Steel Institute. He serves on the board of directors of Fifth Third Bank’s NE Ohio affiliate and is also active in the local community, including serving on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland.