Jack Gatto, born in Manteca of a distinguished Manteca family, has been blessed with two outstanding careers. During the work week Jack is one of Manteca's best known business leaders, recognized by our business community as one of the most competent and professional CPA's in the valley. On weekends for 30 years Jack honed his second profession. That of a top college referee for NCAA Division 1-A. In that position he officiated 8 major bowl games.
Over the years Jack has devoted much service to his favorite community projects such as: Football programs and Sober Grad Night at Manteca's three high schools; Boy Scouts; Boys & Girls Club; South County Crime Stoppers; and St. Anthony's Parish.
He has served as director on the boards of various organizations such as Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc. and the Northern California Officials Association. He was President of the NCOA executive committee and lifelong member of the California Society of CPA's and the American Institute of Certified Accounts.
Jack Gallo was honored for thirty years of outstanding work as a college official. He then began work as a National Football League evaluator of officials. Mike Pereira, NFL Supervisor of Officials stated, "in this profession you make enemies somewhere down the road, but I never met anyone who had a bad word to say about him." This is high praise for a person who has officiated for such a long time. Chad Brown who is a present National Football League official states that Jack Gallo rates the best of all top officials with which he has worked.
Jack continues his work with the National Football League and remains actively involved with the Manteca community. He now joins his father, John Gallo, who was inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame in 1995.