Huntsville, Ala – As a part of the Huntsville Museum of Art’s (HMA) Voices of Our Times 2017 series, Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune, will be at HMA on January 21st at 7 p.m. for a talk, book signing and reception.
At Fortune, Gallagher writes and edits feature stories, helps steer the brand’s multi-platform editorial coverage, oversees the “40 Under 40” rankings and serves as the host of Fortune Live – Fortune.com’s weekly half-hour business show featuring interviews and analysis with key players in business and leadership.
“I’m greatly looking forward to seeing and experiencing Huntsville and talking about economic trends impacting the way we live today, from shifting political winds to the resurgence of urban centers to the disruptive forces of new-economy companies like Airbnb,” said Gallagher. “And I’m especially excited to do this all in a setting as inspiring and important as the Huntsville Museum of Art.”
In 2013, Gallagher published The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, a book that sparked a national debate on the future of how and where we live. She has discussed the book on multiple television outlets including the TODAY Show, Meet the Press, Morning Joe, the CBS Evening News, Fareed Zakaria GPS and more.
Most recently, Gallagher published The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions…and Created Plenty of Enemies. This book, being released in February, is the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb, the online lodging platform that has become, in under a decade, the largest provider of accommodations in the world.
“I have had many discussions with Leigh regarding the opportunity to come and speak at the Huntsville Museum of Art,” HMA Executive Director, Christopher Madkour said. “We were all very honored and excited when she accepted.”
“This is a unique opportunity that we hope the public will take advantage of. Leigh is a seasoned professional who will be providing insight into a message that impacts the majority,” he added.
To close the presentation, Gallagher will offer her professional assessment and prediction on the economy and stock market under President-elect, Trump and will open the floor for questions.
Voices of Our Times series sponsors include Colonial Printing and Packaging, Davidson Technologies, PNC and Donny’s Diamond Gallery. Sponsors of From Wall Street to Main Street with Leigh Gallagher include Nancy and Richard Crunkleton, Progress Bank, Linda and Rob Akenhead, Joyce Griffin, Virginia and Parker Griffith, Shelbie King, Sasha and Charlie Sealy, and Allen and Tom Young.
For more information or to register for the event, visit www.hsvmuseum.org or call 256-535-4350 extensions 200 or 208.