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GALA Roadmap and Strategic Priorities

Allison Ferch & Kåre Lindahl

Thursday, 28 February, 2019
Free for GALA Members
Free for Non-Members


Over the past several months, the board and staff of GALA have been conducting strategic planning exercises. We have analyzed our internal and external risks as well as our strengths and opportunities. We have conducted a thorough examination of our programs. We asked in our annual survey what’s most important to you, what your biggest challenges are, and what you find valuable about your GALA membership. And we conducted focus groups at industry events and gathered feedback in member calls. Now, we’ve put it all together in a roadmap that describes GALA’s goals and strategic priorities for the next 3-5 years, and we want your feedback.

Please watch this webinar to learn more about our process and how we intend to deliver member value in the coming years. We welcome your input and participation in the process.

Allison Ferch

Allison is GALA's Executive Director. Over the past 9 years she has served GALA in several roles and provided leadership for many of the association’s programs and activities including events, partnerships, and special initiatives. As Executive Director, she leads internal operations at GALA and is responsible for the growth of the association, its financial stability, and for the execution and expansion of programs and services to members. Allison has an undergraduate degree in Biological Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. A lifelong athlete and a lifelong learner, she enjoys podcasts, reading, exercising, and extreme sports like living with three teenagers.

Kåre Lindahl

Raised in Sweden, Kåre lived in the UK for 10 years before relocating to the US to join the IT boom in Silicon Valley. With over 20 years experience in high-tech gained by serving in executive roles within companies such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Hogia, Kåre is now CEO of Venga Global, a specialized full-service translation and localization company working with some of the biggest names in technology brands.