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Catalina Rotary Club Member Bio

Dave Gallaher
Industrial Real Estate-Leasing

Dave Gallaher

My Rotary Story
My wife, Susan, and I have hosted Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) students from Brazil, Taiwan, New Zealand (twice), and we now have our “other family” scattered around the world. I have served as a counselor to seven RYE students. I met my future spouse, Susan, in 1988, while we were both attending a Rotary Business Exchange party for a high school friend departing to South Africa. During my year as a club president, my club collaborated with the Phoenix 100 Club, which was celebrating its 100-year anniversary, in hosting a Feed My Starving Children packing event. Five-hundred-fifty volunteers participated and raised $35,000 for food. In 2012, Susan and I won the District Rotary raffle for a trip to South Africa and toured several Rotary service projects. I feel very fortunate to have been a Rotarian for thirty-three years.

Full Name
Dave Gallaher

Too numerous to mention – but “Birdy” is one.

Partner Name

Place of Birth/Hometown
I was born in San Marino/Arcadia, California, but grew up in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona.

How long in Tucson
55+ years

Two adult children: Connor and Meghan

Current Position/Employer
Professional bird hunter and fisherman

Major Career Milestones
I endured 38 years as a commercial real-estate broker as owner of Tucson Industrial Realty LLC.

When joined Catalina Rotary
2022 / Sponsor: Tom Robertson

Rotary Milestones
I joined the Tucson Rotary Club in 1990 and was the youngest club member for several years. I served as Sergeant-of-Arms, as a board member several terms, Club President for 2013-2014, and Foundation President from 2018 to 2022.

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