Three new members were elected to the Board of Directors during the Wednesday morning Business Session, and five other members were re-elected to a three-year term, running from September 1 until August 31, 2015.
The newly elected board members are Scott A. Flood of Ellington, Connecticut; Natale L. Gallo of Ancaster, Ontario, and Kenneth E. Stockwell of Cody, Wyoming.
Flood was Connecticut state deputy from 2008–2011, earning the coveted Circle of Honor Award for membership growth, as well as three awards for Columbian Squires recruitment.
Flood served as grand knight, district deputy, state warden, state treasurer, state advocate and state secretary before being elected state deputy.
He has worked for 28 years for the U.S. Postal Service. He and his wife, Barbara, have two children.
Gallo served as Ontario state deputy from 2006-2008, and has remained active in leadership positions for the Knights, being appointed vice supreme master of the Cardinal McGuigan Province for the Fourth Degree.
Throughout his long involvement with the Order, he has been a leader in membership development, earning Star District status for two years when he was district deputy. He also served as president of the Knights’ Canadian Association.
Gallo has been a lifelong educator in Ontario secondary schools. He and his wife, Lina, have two grown sons who are both members of the Order.
A third generation Knight, Stockwell was Wyoming state deputy from 1987-1989. Since joining the Order in 1978, he has recruited more than 100 members. He has served as Wyoming Fourth Degree District Master and vice supreme master of DeSmet Province.
Now retired, he has been a business owner and bank vice president. Married for 43 years to Lesa, they have three daughters and seven grandchildren.
Re-elected to the board were Dennis A. Savoie, deputy supreme knight from New Brunswick; Thomas P. Smith, the Order’s chief insurance officer from Connecticut; Javier S. Martinez of Texas; Daniel J. Baker of Georgia and Paul J. Lambert of South Dakota.