Betty Gallo started Betty Gallo & Co., the lobbying and government relations firm, in 1981 to provide non-profits with access to effective advocacy before the Connecticut General Assembly. In June of 2014, Kate Robinson became a Partner in the firm and the name was changed to Gallo & Robinson, LLC and Betty formally retired from the company in 2018.
Betty Gallo started her own government relations firm because she recognized that many non-profits, because of financial constraints, were unable to hire experienced lobbyists. When their lobbyists started to really understand the legislative process and build the contacts that are so important for successful legislative and administrative advocacy, they often had opportunities to move to better paying jobs. Betty Gallo & Co. represented a number of non-profit clients before the Connecticut General Assembly providing them with experienced lobbyists who had relationships with legislators, governors and their administrations - Democrats and Republicans.
Gallo & Robinson, LLC. provides non-profits, health care professions, unions and civil rights advocacy groups with a voice in the CT General Assembly that is extremely knowledgeable, backed by years of experience and good relationships with leaders in both parties and at all areas of the Connecticut Government. Gallo & Robinson LLC also helps to build and foster strong grassroots advocacy networks for clients ensuring that decision makers hear from constituents who care about the clients’ issues.