Del Galloway, APR, Fellow PRSA
Del has a gift for “connecting the dots” between organizations and stakeholders, brands and consumers, key influentials and communities. It is his understanding of relationships and his ability to convey the right messages at the right time – when to push and when to pause – that have made Del a trusted advisor to clients worldwide.
His 36-year-career includes practice in the agency, corporate and nonprofit sectors, and he is a public relations educator.
Currently, Del is Vice President of Communications at Wells Fargo in its Atlantic Region, responsible for all media relations and internal communications in Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, DC. Previously, Del was Vice President of Communications at United Way Worldwide – the world’s largest privately supported nonprofit.
He has served with Young & Rubicam, Cohn & Wolfe, and Husk Jennings Galloway + Partners, where he was co-owner of this Florida-based advertising and public relations agency. He also served as Director of Corporate Communications at AT&T American Transtech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AT&T.
Throughout his career, Del has managed a number of complex and successful communications programs. These include the start-up of a multi-national business, employee communications during a global downsizing, an image campaign for a major financial institution, a public awareness campaign for public broadcasting, an anniversary celebration for the world’s largest privately supported nonprofit, and multiple crisis communications programs.
In 2004, Del served as President and CEO of the Public Relations Society of America, the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals. He is an accredited practitioner (APR) and a member of PRSA’s College of Fellows. Del is a founding member of the Universal Accreditation Board and is a past chairman of the North American Public Relations Council. Del served in 1990 as President of the Florida Public Relations Association and is the recipient of FPRA’s “Dillin Award” for lifetime achievement in public relations. He also is a member and past chairman of the Public Relations Advisory Council at the University of Florida.
In 2006, Del received a fellowship at the University of Florida and was named the Freedom Forum Visiting Professor. Del holds a master’s degree in communications and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida, where he is honored as an “Alumni of Distinction.”
- Current Job: Vice President of Communications, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
- PRSA Chapter: National Capital Chapter