We are change leaders who bring passion, innovation, and proven experience to our clients. With more than 30 years working inside leading organizations that achieved watershed transformations, we understand what it takes to enable change and get results.

Our mission: For organizations with bold aspirations, Trestle activates transformation.

Who is Trestle

Bret Gallaway

Founder and Managing Partner

Bret is a communications leader in health care, financial services, and other sectors. He is a problem solver who brings strategic, creative and candid counsel to the C-Suite. He has been an executive counselor to CEOs and boards at leading organizations, helping to guide them through brand overhauls, cultural transformations, and numerous crises.

As Chief Communications and Marketing Officer at Trinity Health, Bret led communications through a major national merger, several acquisitions, three CEO changes, and ongoing operational restructuring. He also built the unified marketing and communications team and infrastructure.

Previously, Bret led communications teams and strategies as an executive at USAA and Morgan Stanley. He started his career as a Presidential Appointee in Washington, DC, serving as the speech writer for the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and then as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Treasury Department.

Bret has a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University. He is Chair of the Cody High School (Detroit) Advisory Board, served as an election official during the 2020 Presidential Election and has published several articles on communications strategy and leadership. Bret and his family have lived in numerous states and currently reside in Michigan.

The Trestle Network

Trestle partners with leading providers as needed in every aspect of strategy, communications, and related services, ensuring we serve clients with excellence every time.