Tony Gallegos

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Tony Gallegos is an American businessman and politician of Mexican descent.

Prior to joining the civil service, Gallegos worked at the Douglas Aircraft Company in California in a number of managerial positions. During the 1980s, he served two terms as a Reagan appointee to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and President Bush later extended his appointment to a third term. When Bill Clinton selected him as chairperson, he became the commission's first Hispanic leader.[1] During his tenure at the E.E.O.C., Gallegos expanded the agency's Tribal Employment Rights Organizations Program and also initiated the Hispanic charge study.

Gallegos has been an advisory member of the U.S. Senate Task Force on Hispanic Affairs, Board president of MAOF, and National Chairman of the American G.I. Forum. He was also Vice-Chairman of SER-Job for Progress, and a member of the Office of Economic Development Programs for Los Angeles County. He has received commendations from the State of California, the City of Los Angeles, and from federal and county-level legislative Bodies, as well as from national Hispanic organizations for his achievements and contributions to the Mexican-American community.[citation needed] He is the President and CEO of Veterans in Community Service, Inc.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Nancy, Zubiri. "Clinton Names Southland Man to Head EEOC". 27 May 1993. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 

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