After graduating from Tulane University as an Electrical Engineer, JP served in the US Air Force as an Electronics Warfare Engineer. While in the Air Force, he received his MBA from Georgia College & State University. JP is President of Gallo Mechanical, and he serves as Chief Executive Officer of Gallo Mechanical Services and Sheet Metal Systems. Gallo Mechanical is a commercial HVAC (Air Conditioning & Heating) and Plumbing contractor with clients throughout the Gulf Coast – including: the Louisiana Superdome, the University Medical Center, Loyola University, LSU, the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, and many other commercial, institutional, and industrial clients. JP, his wife (Erin), and his daughters (Louise, 6 years old & Lucille 2 years old) live in New Orleans.