Chairman Conservative Party, Louisiana
Sam Gallo was born in Schenectady, New York. Following short employment at the General Electric Company in Schenectady, he entered the U. S. Air Force. At the time of his discharge, Gallo was an Instructional Supervisor at the North American F-86 school at Amarillo, Texas.
Gallo first worked for the Glens Falls Insurance Company, Glen Falls, New York, with other assignments in Chicago, Dallas, and finally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as the company’s state agent. In 1958, Gallo joined an insurance group where he rose to Chief Executive Officer of the mortgage loan subsidiary of the 1.3 billion dollar multi-state organization. He continued his career in 1969 as President of a public insurance holding company. Prior to retirement, Gallo was a marketing insurance executive for a national property and casualty insurance trust. In retirement, Gallo continues to advance better hearing as Gallo is deemed legally deaf as a result of his military service.
For many years, Gallo has served as a Bankruptcy Trustee, U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Louisiana.
Sam Gallo is a widower and has three adult married children. After 57 years in the family home, Gallo joined a retirement community, St. James Place, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Gallo is a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Baton Rouge where he attends the Traditional Latin Mass.
Gallo has worked many years as a member of Kiwanis International. In 1969, he served as President of the then 50 year old Baton Rouge Kiwanis Club. Later he was Lieutenant Governor of the District, and President and Trustee of the Kiwanis Foundation of Baton Rouge, Inc.
Sam Gallo is Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Gallo World Family Foundation, an I.R.S. 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to the global promotion of the Gallo world family, and the Santa Maria Francesca Prize to a graduating high school woman.
Active in the health field, Gallo served as National Chairman of the Board/1987, of the American Diabetes Association, Alexandria, Virginia. He is the Founder of the National Diabetes Alliance, Diabetes America, and the Louisiana Diabetes Foundation. He is also a Past President, Greater Baton Rouge Diabetes Association; Past National Chairman of American Diabetes Association and Past President of the Louisiana Diabetes Association, a Louisiana Affiliate. Gallo served four years as a member of the National Diabetes Advisory Board, a federal board which advises Congress on matters concerning Diabetes Melitus. He is the 1987 recipient of the Dr. Charles H. Best Award for Distinguished Service given by the American Diabetes Association.
Other affiliations are: Past-President and Trustee, Baton Rouge Serra Club; Past-President, Sales & Marketing Executives of Baton Rouge; Past-President, Southern Coffee Association; Past-President, Acadiana Ramblers RV Club; President, Holiday Clickers; Past-Secretary and Director, Society of Real Estate Appraisers, Past-Baton Rouge; Secretary and Director, Louisiana Mortgage Bankers Association; Past-Ball Captain, Krewe of Tucumcari, a Louisiana Mardi Gras organization.
At the present time, Gallo is involved as Founder and present Chairman Emeritus of the national Conservative Party USA, and Chairman of the Louisiana Conservative Party, an exclusive state affiliate of the Conservative Party USA.
Gallo is a holder of U. S. Patent #4,078,356 also registered in ten foreign countries. This patent involves a method of substituting an inert gas for oxygen in coffee "singles" packages at speeds of 450 units per minute.
Keith C. Westbrook has been a Gainesville FL. Resident since 1991 after being transferred by his former employer Chrysler (1979-1998). He is also a USAF Vietnam veteran from 1971-1975 who served in Operation Linebacker in 1972 and 1973. Keith completed a BSME from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1978, MS. Physics in 1982 from UCSD and was awarded a Ph.D. in Physics from Almeda University in 2005 for his 2000 patent. Keith is a Construct Constitutional Conservative as defined by the Federalist Papers.
He is married with 2 adult daughters and a brand new granddaughter. Keith currently serves as a board member with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Florida, Safe ID for Families and is a member of the National Coalition on the Aging. He has served on several local planning and advisory boards including Cris Collinsworth Benefit Classic and the PACE golf tournament committee.
Keith maintains a Nationally syndicated political blog that is currently featured on multiple host sites and also a regular guest on several local and regional radio programs as an expert on the healthcare legislation. I have a love of knowledge and my personal motto for many years has been "through education not through age does one acquire wisdom" William Penn.