Former Florida Education Commissioner, Veteran Legislator Tom Gallagher Joins Colodny Fass

Jan 12, 2012


Former Florida Insurance Commissioner Tom Gallagher Joins Colodny Fass

Above:  Former Florida Education Commissioner Tom Gallagher


Former Florida Education Commissioner, veteran Florida lawmaker and former Florida Chief Financial Officer and Insurance Commissioner Tom Gallagher has joined the Governmental Consulting practice area of Colodny Fass as a Consultant.

“With Tom, we’ve brought on a tremendous asset who has long dealt with governmental regulation in Florida education and throughout the U.S.,” said Mike Colodny, the Firm’s managing partner. “He’s been involved in the highest and most complex levels of Florida education issues and will be an invaluable resource to our clients in that, and many other areas.”

Gallagher was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1974 and spent 13 years in the Florida Legislature.  After serving as the appointed Secretary of the Department of Professional Regulation, he was elected State Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner where he served between 1989 and 1995, and again from 2001 to 2003. In 2003 Gallagher was elected as Florida’s first Chief Financial Officer.  He also served one term between 1999 and 2001 as Florida Commissioner of Education.

“Colodny Fass’ governmental consulting practice is nationally recognized and provides service to many Florida entities in public policy matters relating to education,” Gallagher said.  “I look forward to working with the Firm in this crucial arena.”

Colodny Fass’ Governmental Consulting Practice was recognized among the top five in the State by Florida Trend Magazine.