Thomas Gallo is an emerging star in rugby union. As a prop player for Pro14 side Benetton in Italy’s Premiership Rugby 14 competition, his powerful physique and exceptional tackling abilities make him an asset to their squad.
Tom Gallo believes integrity and trust are the cornerstones of success, which he utilized in building U.S. Bank’s short-term municipal bond business.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Gallo was a native New Yorker who attended Stuyvesant High School before earning a Mechanical Engineering degree at New York University. For 25 years prior to retiring in response to 9/11 attacks.
He went on to work at the National Cancer Institute, identifying numerous human retroviruses that caused leukemia and other illnesses. By 1982 he was researching AIDS and determined its cause was indeed caused by viruses.
He continued lecturing on various medical topics at medical and specialty societies. In addition, he continued volunteering in clinical settings both within the US and internationally. Finally, he is currently serving as General Counsel to many New York State osteopathic and physician assistant societies.
Thomas Gallo was a police officer for 25 years and worked on search and recovery efforts following the September 11 terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, Thomas passed away from cancer at age 60 as an active member of New York City’s Police Department.
On his professional debut as a prop, he scored two tries – making history. Boasting powerful physique, excellent tackling abilities, and versatile enough to play both hooker and loose head positions.
Gallo has delivered lectures at medical society events and to fellows, residents, and physician assistant students in New York State on a range of topics. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island.
Achievement and Honors
Gallo was one of Kingston’s most beloved mayors, advocating the “strong mayor” form of governance that has since become standard practice within city government. Additionally, he served in the Assembly representing District 12-C until his retirement prior to 1983 elections.
He developed his rugby skills at the University Club in San Miguel de Tucuman and is eligible to represent both Argentina and Italy due to family ancestry. In 2021 during the Under-20 World Cup he made his Argentina national side debut scoring two tries out of five appearances.
He is passionate about communicating the value of science and engineering to non-scientific audiences, which has resulted in his classic TED Talk being seen online over 11 million times. Additionally, he regularly lectures at medical and specialty societies, fellows, residents and physician assistant students throughout New York State.
He was a dedicated family man who took great pleasure in spending time with his children and grandchildren. Among his hobbies were designing beautiful stained glass pieces and jewelry as well as fixing anything broken. Additionally, he was an enthusiastic railroad enthusiast, joining local railroad associations.
Gallo first gained widespread attention at the Under 20 Rugby World Cup two years ago. Since then, his career has flourished rapidly as one of the hottest prop prospects in rugby – currently playing for Pro14 side Benetton as well as having international status with Argentina’s national side.
He excels at scrum and carrying the ball with power and pace, which will be invaluable when Los Pumas play some of Europe’s top teams this Autumn.
Gallo’s family fortune stems from two companies: E&J Gallo Winery (the world’s largest winemaker) and Joseph Farms Cheese, both owned by Ernest and Julio Gallo’s descendants who now run both businesses.
He works closely with high-net-worth clients and their legal counsel to provide estate planning and administration services, such as tax projections, gift and fiduciary tax returns preparation and judicial accountings.
Gallo was an outstanding linebacker on Cal Poly’s Mustangs football team, amassing 79 tackles and one interception during his collegiate career – helping win games against Sacramento State and Portland State along the way.