Anna C. Catalano manages an active board portfolio, serving as an independent director for both public corporations and not-for-profit organizations. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Willis Towers Watson, Kraton Corporation, and HollyFrontier Corporation. She is a certified Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and a board member for the NACD Texas TriCities Chapter. In the not-for-profit sector, Ms. Catalano is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association, a Board Member of the Houston Grand Opera, and an Honorary Co-Founder of the Kellogg Innovation Network of Northwestern University.
With over 30 years of corporate experience including over a fifteen years of service on public boards, Ms. Catalano is a renowned expert on the topics of marketing and strategic branding, international business, and an outspoken champion of women in business. Her extensive career spanned three continents in both operational and functional roles. In 1995 as President, Amoco Orient Oil Company in Beijing, China, establishing the company’s downstream presence in the PRC. As Senior Vice President for Amoco in 1998, she was responsible for the company’s US retail business. In her final executive role as Group Vice President, Marketing for BP in London, she was instrumental in repositioning the BP brand, and a primary voice behind the campaign to establish BP’s “beyond petroleum” positioning.
Ms. Catalano is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and has been recognized on Fortune’s ranking of “The Most Powerful Women in International Business”. She is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics including leadership, board governance, innovation, and the advancement of women in business. Her thoughts on various aspects of leadership can be found on her blog, www.shades-of-leadership.com.
Partner and Deputy Chair of the Securities Department, WilmerHale, Director, NACD, Robinhood Markets
Partner and Deputy Chair of the Securities Department, WilmerHale
Director, NACD, Robinhood Markets
Daniel Gallagher was the Chief Legal Officer at Mylan N.V., a leading global pharmaceutical company, from 2017 until April 2, 2019. On March 29, 2019, WilmerHale announced that Mr. Gallagher is rejoining the firm as a partner and Deputy Chair of the Securities Department. Mr. Gallagher has extensive public and private sector experience in regulatory matters, financial markets, and corporate legal affairs and governance. He is a member of the advisory boards of both the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Corporate Governance, Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University. Prior to joining Mylan in 2017, Gallagher served as president of Patomak Global Partners, a financial services consulting firm. From Nov. 2011 to Oct. 2015, Mr. Gallagher served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In that position, he called for reform on various corporate governance issues, advocated for conducting a comprehensive holistic review of equity market structure issues, and encouraged building the Commission's fixed income market expertise. Gallagher also served on the staff of the SEC in several capacities, including as counsel to both SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins and Chairman Christopher Cox, working on matters involving the Division of Enforcement and the Division of Trading and Markets. Gallagher served as deputy director and co-acting director of the Division of Trading and Markets from 2008 to 2010, where he was on the front lines of the agency's response to the financial crisis, including representing the Commission in the Lehman Brothers liquidation. Gallagher has significant private sector experience, having been a partner in the Washington, D.C. office.