About the authors
Brian Gallagher, CPSM
Vice President, Corporate Development
Brian Gallagher has served in executive-level strategic, marketing and sales leadership positions with industry-leading architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing organizations. In his roles with Graycor, O’Neal, Inc., Structural Group and Williams Scotsman, Gallagher has provided strategic leadership to the sales and marketing teams. He frequently writes and speaks on AEC marketing, human resource, and leadership topics. In addition, he has co-founded two marketing and sales consultancies, GBM Marketing and Gallagher Strategic, and launched several industry-specific web portals.
Gallagher holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Towson University and an M.B.A. from Loyola College. He also has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing at Loyola College. Gallagher completed an Executive Education program at the Harvard Business School in Competitive Advantage. He is a certified John Maxwell speaker, coach and trainer, and is a partner in ReVision Leadership, a business and life coaching practice. He has served in leadership roles for various committees with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI), the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program, and other organizations. He also is a member of the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).
Kimberly Kayler, CPSM
Building on almost 25 years serving technical industries in an organizational, strategy and marketing role, Kimberly leads the AOE team and our service offerings. Her experiences as the owner of a marketing agency for 16 years, as well as several years in corporate communications and business development for a nationally-ranked engineering firm, provide her with the perfect mix of industry and consulting experience to meet AOE client needs. In her role at AOE, she ensures best practices are applied to the delivery of all services, the establishment and monitoring of return on investment, as well as service and talent development.
The author of more than 2,500 published articles on a variety of concrete, construction, design, marketing and other technical subjects, Kayler was the first to earn the Certified Professional Services Marketer designation in the state of Ohio from the Society of Marketing Professional Services. She is a frequent speaker on technical marketing, social media, crisis communications and public relations. Although she is a graduate of the University of Arizona, she now calls Columbus, Ohio home. She earned her Master’s in Business from Capella University and she currently serves as an adjunct professor of marketing, public relations, branding, sales and customer service at Columbus State Community College. A member of the Board of Directors for the Construction Writers Association (CWA), she also is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and serves on the Board of Directors for the Dublin Foundation and the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau. Further, Kayler is chair of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Marketing Committee and she also serves on a variety of other ACI committees.
Kimberly Kayler, CPSM
The AOE Team