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

Laura Galloway


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 also 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 TED Talks, The Open Translation Program, and the launch of the TEDx program 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 staff coverage of the Los Angeles riots.

Laura is a past board member of Project H Humanitarian Design and the Respect Institute and is an advisor to the Oslo Freedom Forum. 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


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.