Collaborators

Laura Galloway - Galloway Media Group
Photo: James Duncan Davidson, 2011

Laura Galloway

Principal

Laura Galloway is Principal of Galloway Media Group, a media strategy consultancy that helps leading organizations and individuals in the global ideas economy create lasting impact and visibility for their ideas. Established in 2004, GMG's clients have included the TED Conferences, The Economist Group, The University of Southern California, the Tallberg Foundation, Architecture for Humanity and numerous others in the worlds of science, technology, design, innovation and social entrepreneurship.

 

From 2006-2011, Laura served as Head of Media Relations for the TED Conferences, via Galloway Media Group. During her tenure at TED, Laura developed and managed external media for all of the organization's programs, including conferences in the United States, the United Kingdom, Africa and India. She oversaw media launches of the online TED Talks, The Open Translation Program, and for the launch of TEDx and TEDxChange, held in partnership with the Gates Foundation. She also initiated and managed content partnerships with several broadcast and publishing outlets, including CNN, The Huffington Post and ABC News. 

A journalist by training, Laura began her career at The Los Angeles Times. She reported and wrote for the newspaper's Metro, National and View sections, and was part of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning team for staff coverage of the Los Angeles riots.

Laura divides her time between New York and Northern Norway, where she studies and reports on the Sami people, a population indigenous to Europe's arctic regions. She is a past board member of Project H Humanitarian Design and the Respect Institute. She holds a degree in International Political Science from the University of Southern California.

Henrik Ahlen - Galloway Media Group
Photo: Jimi Celeste, 2011

Henrik Ahlen

European Liaison

Henrik handles media strategy and European based business development for Galloway Media Group. Henrik founded Ahead MultiMedia AB i Stockholm, Sweden in 1988. It became Sweden's leading professional multimedia production house, growing to 40 employees by 1995 when it was acquired by Bonnier Publishing Group.

Henrik has held multiple executive positions in new media, and is the former managing Director of World Television Sweden, a corporate video production agency. Henrik is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Betsy Burroughs
Photo: Jimi Celeste, 2011

Betsy Burroughs

Strategist

Betsy Burroughs is a contributing strategist at Galloway Media Group.

Prior to her work with GMG and FocusCatalyst, Betsy founded her own advertising agency and marketing consultancy. Her clients have included Google, Dwell Magazine, Linguastat, Business 2.0 Magazine, Online Community Report, Ziff-Davis Magazine Networks, CNET Networks, TechRepublic, EDN, Design News, Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, IDG Executive Forums, The Millennium Project and The Tech Museum of Innovation

She has held vice president roles at a number of companies including InfoWorld Magazine, Satmetrix and coworking pioneer, Gate 3 WorkClub.

She has served on the board of the Waldzell Meeting, A Global Dialogue for Inspiration, held in Lower Austria.  She serves on the Advisory Boards for Linguastat, Inc. a revolutionary semantic Web company; The Luncheon Society; and Hatch Network.  She is also on the San Francisco Board of Playworks.
She is a member of the World Future Society and a member of the Silicon Valley Node of the Millennium Project—a United Nations-affiliated think tank that produces the annual international State of the Future Report.

Betsy Burroughs is a graduate of the University of California at Davis with a BA in English. Betsy lives in San Francisco.

Paul Karon
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Paul Karon

Editor

Paul's professional background includes more than 25 years in journalism, writing, communications, marketing and strategic business consulting.   

Throughout his career as a journalist, Paul worked as a staff or freelance writer for numerous general interest magazines. Paul also covered the information technology revolution, writing extensively on the growth and development of personal computing, the emergence of the Internet and the effect of new technology on American business and culture.  Paul also wrote frequently about health, medicine and entertainment.  

Paul has also worked as a writer for the entertainment industry, writing screenplays for CBS Television and 20th Century Fox. Other creative writing experience includes contribution to National Public Radio.  

From 2003 to 2008, Paul was a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, where he also wrote a biweekly column on technology and culture for the newspaper's business section.  He covered the entertainment industry as a staff writer for Variety/Daily Variety, where he specialized in new digital technologies and new media.  

Paul holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi, Center for Writers. Paul is based in Los Angeles.