PREVIOUSLY AN ECONOMIST, BUSINESSMAN, PROFESSOR, AND BANKER
he was an agribusiness economist and business executive for 36 years: first as a banker in Pittsburgh, followed by four years
as a college professor in Western Pennsylvania, and finally as a government research economist and businessman in Washington,
DC for thirty years.
As a recognized agribusiness economist, he monitored the marketing of the American
food supply from farmer to consumer for the Federal government. He was editor and coordinator of the critically acclaimed,
award winning(6 awards) Food Marketing Review at the Economic Research Service, where his publication record included
over 220 research essays, situation articles, and refereed publications. He was the recipient of ten awards, including
the Superior Service and Administrators Awards. Visit: Economist.aegallo.com
number of prominent agribusiness economists and industry leaders have commended his work:
Tim Hammonds, President and
CEO of the Food Marketing Institute says: "It was a pleasure to work with Dr. Gallo for almost three decades during his long
and distinguished tenure at the Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture. America's farmers and
America's consumers were the direct beneficiaries
of his work. We were very fortunate to have him here in Washington."
Brian Todd, President of the Food Institute recalls that: "Whenever I needed information regarding the
retail food industry, Tony Gallo was always the person I could depend on to give me the answers."
Ray A. Goldberg, Professor of Agribusiness at the Harvard Business School noted in 2003: "His leadership role in providing
an on going analysis of the changing structure of the value added food system of our country was invaluable to research leaders,
private and public decision makers, and farm leaders in developing private and public strategies that were beneficial to the
performance of their firm's or institutions in responding to consumers food and nutrition needs in a manner that was consistent
with the political, social, and economic priorities of our country. No other nation has had such an excellent on going structural
analysis as you produced."
Dr. Benjamin Senauer, CO-Director of The Retail Food Industry Center and Distinguished
Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota,
defines him as "one of the foremost experts on the US
food marketing system."