Maury Gallagher - CEO of Allegiant Travel Co.

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Maury Gallagher - Biography

Maurice Gallagher is the chief executive officer of Allegiant Travel Company and over the years has invested in several businesses in the telecommunications and adaptive learning fields. He married Maria Gallagher and together, they have a son called Spencer Gallagher who is a professional stock car racing driver.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Gallagher attended UC Davis where he subsequently received his Bachelor of Arts and History in 1971.
  • In 1974, he earned his MBA from UC Berkeley.

PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Maurice Gallagher is a longtime supporter of the Graduate School of Management and a former member of the School’s Dean’s Advisory Council. He donated $10 million to the Graduate School of Management.
  • He is married to Marcia Gallagher with two children.
  • UC Davis named a hall for Gallagher, referred to as the Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. Hall, making it the first business school building in California to be awarded the highest green building ranking.
  • Maurice Gallagher has an estimated net worth of $602 million and makes $2,850,310 as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Allegiant Travel Company.
  • Gallagher gave the commencement address for the UC Davis business school.
  • Maurice Gallagher has a keen interest in sports racing as he owns a sports racing company and the company’s NASCAR Xfinity Series car is driven by his son Spencer Gallagher who is a professional stock car racing driver.
  • He also has interests in baseball, and one of his hobbies is playing golf. (timestamp: 10:30)

TECHNOLOGY CHAMPIONED

RESEARCH STRATEGY

We were not able to provide in-depth information on Maurice Gallagher's educational background. We searched through professional networking and business databases like Crunchbase, Bloomberg, LinkedIn. Although we were able to find information on his educational experience, the information unearthed was limited to his university education and did not include any professional institute, high school or programs he might have taken.

Next, we searched for interviews by Maurice Gallagher. We were hoping to find an interview in which he talked about his personal interests and the schools he attended. Gallagher has been featured in several interviews over the years; we came across several interviews by Lasvegassun, Time magazine, DC Davis Graduate, Horrow Sports Ventures, ABC.com, FlightGlobal, among others. There was no new information on his educational background as the interviews were mainly focused on his business philosophies.

We also combed through media sites for press and articles on Maurice Gallagher. He has been quoted, mentioned, and had articles written about him in various press sites like Bloomberg, Time.com, ReviewJournal, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Tampa Bay Times, CBS, Fortune, Forbes, among others. The media coverage on him was mostly related to his business strategies, the latest developments surrounding his companies, his ventures, and articles about his life. We have included all the pertinent information presented in the media sites, and they include a basic overview of his education. There's no further information on his education than what has been shown in our research after combing through the sources mentioned above and expanding our search beyond the standard two-year period. We also used the information provided by older sources as they contained valuable information that was used in compiling this research.

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Maury Gallagher - Conferences and Speaking Engagements

Some engagements that Maury Gallager has attended in the past two years include an appearance on the Inside the Boardroom, Beyond The Scoreboard show, the Allegiant Stadium Topping-Out Ceremony and the International Aviation Forecast Summit, where he spoke on Allegiant and how the company hopes to grow.

INSIDE THE BOARDROOM, BEYOND THE SCOREBOARD


ALLEGIANT STADIUM TOPPING-OUT CEREMONY


INTERNATIONAL AVIATION FORECAST SUMMIT


RESEARCH STRATEGY

We started this research by looking at the LinkedIn account of Maury Gallager to find out more about his background and to find a timeline of events of any conferences or speaking engagements attended. This lead the team to look at press releases, sporting websites and conference reports, which featured Gallagher as a speaker.

Also, the team reviewed travel and airline websites to find any relevant articles espousing Gallagher and his achievements, but we did not find any further useful information. Websites, such as Simply Flying, Skift and Flight Global, provided reports and statements by Gallagher, but did not mention conferences, speaking engagements, or any public events. He had made presentations at other events, however, these were outside of the scope of this research. Examples of these include 'Management Challenges from the Tarmac to 30,000 feet: A Conversation with Allegiant Airlines Chairman and CEO'.

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Maury Gallagher - Media Mentions, Press Releases, and Writing

In the past 24 months, Maury Gallagher has been included in 14 unique media mentions, press releases, and video releases, including articles published by entities such as Las Vegas Review Journal, Time, and Business Insider.

MEDIA MENTIONS, PRESS RELEASES, WRITING, AND INTERVIEWS:

1. Headline: "Allegiant Air to offer scheduled service to Mexico"
  • In this piece, he discusses Allegiant Air's decision to begin providing Mexico with scheduled service, which he believes will benefit the company economically.
  • Here is a link to the article.

2. Headline: "Allegiant CEO disputes ‘60 Minutes’ segment on Las Vegas carrier"
  • This article discusses Maury Gallagher issuing a recorded statement refuting a segment on the CBS News program '60 Minutes' that centered on his company's safety record.
  • Here is a link to the article.
3. Headline: "A Budget Airline Known for Packing in Passengers Tries a New Amenity: More Legroom"
4. Headline: "Raiders Fly with Allegiant as Stadium Partner"
5. "Personal message from Allegiant CEO Maury Gallagher"
  • Here is a link to the video.
6. Headline: "Allegiant Air Execs Angrily Defend Airline’s Hotel Strategy"
7. Headline: "Allegiant Air has scheduled its last Boeing MD-80 flight for 25 November 2018, as it shifts to an all-Airbus A320 family fleet."
  • Maurice Gallagher is mentioned in this article centered on his company retiring the Boeing MD-80 and switching to the Airbus A320.
  • Here is a link to the article.
8. Headline: "Allegiant Air creating base at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport"
  • Maurice Gallagher discusses his company's plans to establish a base located at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport in this article, saying that it will provide Allegiant Air several options for expanding service and adding routes.
  • Here is a link to the article.
9. Headline: "Allegiant Travel CEO Maurice Gallagher Reports Open Market Sale Of Co's Common Stock"
10. "Allegiant Travel Co (ALGT) CEO and Chairman Maurice J Jr Gallagher Sold $6.3 million of Shares"
  • Maury, or Maurice, Gallagher is mentioned in this piece, which addresses his sell of 40,731 shares of Allegiant Travel Co., which totaled approximately $6.3 million.
  • Here is a link to the article.

11. Headline: "Allegiant Air picks up first Alabama-built Airbus jet"
  • Maury Gallagher issues a statement included in this article centered on the delivery of the first Airbus jet assembled in the state of Alabama to Allegiant Air, calling it "an exciting milestone" for his company.
  • Here is a link to the article.

12. Headline: "Allegiant Announces Dispatchers Fail To Ratify Tentative Agreement With International Brotherhood Of Teamsters"
  • In this article, Maury Gallagher says that it is essential that Allegiant succeeds in achieving a first contract with its dispatcher crew.
  • Here is a link to the article.

13. Headline: "Parent company of Las Vegas’ Allegiant Air sees profit drop"
  • Gallagher is mentioned in this article addressing Allegiant Air's parent company experiencing a decrease in profits, saying that "this is the end of an era for our company."
  • Here is a link to the article.

14. Headline: "Allegiant owner looking to help golf industry take off"

Research Strategy:

Our research began by looking for information in news articles on the travel industry that could include mentions of Maury Gallagher. We searched through sites like Sports Travel Magazine, Travel Weekly, among others. This strategy worked to an extent as we were able to find some media articles discussing Maury Gallagher's commentaries and excerpts. However, we found limited articles mentioning his name in the last 24 months. We believed this strategy would work as these sites tend to provide news, articles, etc. on travel markets and could have offered useful results.

We then utilized tools such as News Lookup, Millie Northern Lights, etc. We aimed to use their advanced search options and find news articles, interviews, etc. of Maury Gallagher. With this strategy, we found multiple articles on Maury Gallagher. However, they were the same as those we already found, and were not unique articles.

Next, we explored press release sites like PRNews, BusinessWire, among others. We aimed to use these sources to find articles, interviews concerning Maury Gallagher. This strategy did not work as we could not locate any mentions of Maury Gallagher in the last 24 months on these sites.

We also searched social media and video sharing sites like Facebook, YouTube, etc. to look for media mentions by media pages, along with interview videos as sometimes users share such videos and articles on social media. The goal behind this strategy was to use advanced filters on these sites to find the requested information. With this strategy, we found a video message of Maury Gallagher on YouTube. Nevertheless, there were no more videos available.
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From Part 03
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  • "Unlike other U.S. carriers, Allegiant has always been laser-focused on leisure travel and providing access to affordable, non-stop flights for those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to go on vacation,” said Maury Gallagher, Allegiant chairman and chief executive officer. "
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  • "In the future, Gallagher said, Allegiant may even become more active in the hotel business. He said the company could look for other resorts to manage."
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  • "The date, shared by the Las Vegas-based carrier's chief executive Maurice Gallagher at an investor day today, comes as Allegiant prepares to add 30 A320 family aircraft next year, an updated fleet plan shows."
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  • "The base will not only afford many more options when it comes to adding routes and expanding service, but will also give us the opportunity to contribute even more to the community and the state's economy, Maurice Gallagher Jr., CEO of Allegiant, said in a release."
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  • "CEO and Chairman of Allegiant Travel Co (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Maurice J Jr Gallagher (insider trades) sold 40,731 shares of ALGT on 07/25/2019 at an average price of $154.4 a share. The total sale was $6.3 million.” "
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  • "Today’s delivery is an exciting milestone for Allegiant and our ongoing commitment to providing access to affordable, safe and reliable air travel for many people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to fly, said Maury Gallagher, CEO and chairman of Allegiant."
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  • "Achieving a first contract with our team of dispatchers is an important step for the company, said Maury Gallagher, Allegiant chairman and chief executive officer"
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  • "This is the end of an era for our company, Chairman and CEO Maurice “Maury” Gallagher said in a news release. "
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  • "Maury Gallagher is the CEO and chairman of Allegiant Airlines, but he sat on a panel labeled “New Kids on the Block” during the recent Golf Business Techcon held at the Aria and organized by the National Golf Course Owners Association.” "