The Los Angeles County Fair Association has announced the addition of two new members.
Don Galleano and Gino Filippi, both longtime Inland Empire residents and active businessmen in the community, will share their experience and expertise with the organization.
Donald D. Galleano is the owner of Galleano Winery, a third generation Southern California winegrower and producer of Old Vine Cucamonga Valley Wines. Also a member of the LACF Wines of the World steering committee, Galleano is active with Jurupa Community Services District, Western Riverside County Businessmen’s Association and the Jurupa Chamber of Commerce. His involvement within the wine industry includes serving as a wine judge in international wine competitions and as a board member of the Wine Institute. He is chairman of the National Orange Show, director of the Western Municipal Water District and Chaffey College Foundation. He is a member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture. He resides in Mira Loma with his wife, Charlene. They are the parents of three children.
Galleano said, “I enjoy working with the people at the L.A. County Fair. They are professionals that run a first-class operation. I look forward to expanding my roll with the Fairplex foundations.”
Filippi is a fourth-generation vintner and local resident for more than 40 years. The Filippi family has been growing grapes and producing wines in the Cucamonga Valley since 1922, the same year of the inaugural L.A. County Fair. Filippi oversees the sales and marketing for the family business and also writes a wine column “Off the Vine” for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. His community activities include board memberships with the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library Foundation, Bellevue Memorial Park in Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga Rotary Club. He is also an active member of the LACF Wines of the World competition steering committee.
Filippi said, “I’ve always felt connected to the L.A. County Fair. I’m looking forward to contributing in areas that will be helpful to the association and to the future of the organization.” Filippi and his wife, Jennifer, are residents of Upland.
The Los Angeles County Fair Association is a not-for-profit mutual benefit organization. The Association will not exceed 50 active members, including an 11-member board of directors. New association members are elected by the board based on their outstanding contributions to the community.