Patricia Galloway
Dr. Patricia D Galloway
President and Chief Executive Officer and Principal, Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc.
Cle Elum, WA
(o) 1.509.857.2235
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I am the President and CEO of Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc., a 100% woman-owned and an international management consulting firm. In 2004 I was the first woman President of the American Society of Civil Engineers in its 152 year history at that time. From 2006-2012, I served on the US National Science Board, appointed by President Bush and Senate confirmed. I currently sit on several for-profit and non-profit boards including the Pacific Science Center Board in Seattle, WA. I serve as both a management consultant in the Energy and Transportation industries and as an international arbitrator. I have traveled to over 100 countries and have been fortunate to work in over 60 on some of the world's largest projects. Projects have included the $30 billion Cross Rail project in London, the Venice Lagoon Flood Gate Project in Italy, The Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong, The City-Link road project in Melbourne, Australia, the world's largest cobalt-nickel mine in Western Australia, the Panama Canal, an off-shore platform and refinery in Mexico, an oil-depot project in Kuwait, a pharmaceutical plant in Singapore, and over 50 nuclear power plants. I am currently Chair of the Independent Review Panel of the Alaskan Way viaduct removal project in Seattle, WA where the world's largest tunnel boring machine is being used to bore a deep tunnel under Seattle. I am a certified Project Management Professional and a Chartered Surveyor and a licensed professional civil engineer in 14 US States, the province of Manitoba, Canada and Australia. I have written a book published by ASCE Press on the 21st Century Engineer and am one of the editors and authors of another ASCE published books, "Managing Gigaprojects From Those That Have Been There Done That." I have published over 150 papers, including 50 peer-reviewed articles and have lectured on over 200 occasions. Watch my TED talk that I gave for TexManhattanBeach !
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BS-Civil Engineering, Purdue University MBA-NY Institute of Technology PhD-Kochi University of Technology, Japan
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
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  • Chrissy, Simsonville, SC asked Patricia Galloway, Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc.

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    I am in school and am pursing my Associates in Architectural Engineering and have no experience in either field. I have worked in Accounting and Financial positions for the most part but would like to find a job in a related field while I finish school. Are there any entry level jobs in these fields? How would you suggest going about this? Also, although I am a very good student thus far, I am one of very few women in this field at my school, do you think this will have a major effect on my job ...
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    Patricia Galloway, Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc.
    Answered Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 3:57 AM
    Chrissy, I think it is wonderful that you are pursuing a career in Architectural Engineering. I also think it is ideal that you have both an accounting and finance background, a combination that is rare to find with someone interested in engineering! I ...Read More
    Danielle Forget Shield, SCC Americas
    Answered Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 3:57 AM
    There are entry level positions in Architectural Engineering but they require a certain level of knowledge. Have you learned CADD? Starting at a firm as a CADD Designer is a good way to learn a lot about practical design techniques. Utilize the ...Read More
  • Rose asked Patricia Galloway, Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc.

    Added Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5:03 AM

    Hello, I was wondering for what type of person engineering is NOT for. I was thinking about pursuing Civil Engineering, but don't know if this job will provide me with enough time to spend with my family. Will I a spend a significaantly large amount of time at work or will I be able to set my own hours because engineers are in such demand?
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    Patricia Galloway, Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc.
    Answered Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5:03 AM
    Rose, you ask a very good question. The fun thing about civil engineering is that there is a place for everyone!!! Given your inquiry as to family, you might not want to consider a job in construction which would require a significant time away from ...Read More
  • Gena asked Patricia Galloway, Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc.

    Added Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Hi! :) I am about to go to college this year, and I am about to take up civil engineering. It has been a long time dream for me to become one. I am really enjoying buildings being constructed, and I definitely love houses, especially their interiors, but lately I became unsure of my course. People are telling me that civil engineers would have to work in fields and because I am a girl I would have the hard time finding a job. I am really confused right now. I really want to be like you ...
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    Patricia Galloway, Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc.
    Answered Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:36 PM
    Gina, first, I apologize for the late reply to your question. My husband and best friend passed away from a 3-year long battle with cancer just recently and now trying to get life back to normal, which is exactly what he wanted me to do! Second, dispel ...Read More
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