Alumni Awards

2015 Honoree

Lopiccolo GallagherLisa Lopiccolo Gallagher, B.A.'02, M.B.A.'06

Human Resource Representative, State Farm Insurance Company

Lisa Lopiccolo Gallagher is a graduate of Western Michigan University, returning to earn her MBA in 2006. She also holds her chartered property casualty underwriter designation from The Institutes.

Since 2001, Gallagher has been employed with State Farm Insurance Companies and has spent the last 10 years working in human resources. Some of her many responsibilities include serving as a consultant and advisor to leadership on succession planning, performance management and conflict resolution. She has also held leadership roles on several enterprise initiatives.

Gallagher still remains close to her alma mater, serving as part-time instructor for the finance and commercial law department at WMU. As the instructor for risk and insurance, Gallagher connects with students by sharing industry knowledge relevant to her professional experiences. She is also a long-time volunteer and supporter of Junior Achievement of southwest Michigan and remains actively involved with the West Michigan School of Middle Eastern Dance.

Gallagher’s awards and recognitions include the graduate creative scholars award and the undergraduate research and creative activities award, among others. Gallagher and her husband are proud parents of three outgoing boys: Braeden, Declan and Caelan.

Previous Honorees

  • Joseph B. Hemker (2014)
  • Darren M. Timmeney (2013)
  • Richard M. Fosmoen (2012) 
  • Todd A. Sanford (2011)