2019 Salute to Maritime Person of the Year
Honoring William R. Gallagher
President, International Regisitries, Inc.

Emery Rice Medal
April 1, 2019
The Plaza Hotel
770 Fifth Avenue, New York
6:30pm to 10:30pm    

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Mr. William R. Gallagher

William R. Gallagher Mr. Gallagher, formerly International Registries, Inc.’s (IRI’s) General Counsel, was promoted to President in January 2000. During his tenure as President, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry has grown from 7 million gross tons (GT) in 2000, to surpassing 162 million GT in October 2018. Under his vision, the RMI Registry has expanded its network worldwide from 75 to more than 400 employees and opened 21 new offices in the last 15 years to a total of 28, with the latest being the newly opened office in Busan, Republic of Korea. Mr. Gallagher is at the helm of the fastest growing registry in the world, with the RMI having the largest percentage of growth of the top 10 flag States in 2017. Since joining IRI in 1991, he has worked closely with the RMI government and its legislative agenda and has traveled around the globe meeting clients and speaking at corporate and maritime seminars. Prior to joining IRI he specialized in Legal Compliance in the securities industry. He has served as an intern in the United States Senate receiving an award as Intern of the Year and in the German Bundestag, where he enhanced his proficiency in the German language and political culture. Mr. Gallagher received his Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Maryland. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) at the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a member of the Maryland State Bar.