Board of Advisors

Dr. Bill Arceneaux

Dr. William Arceneaux
Chairman, Sallie Mae
(Retired)

An esteemed business executive, a community and philanthropic leader, a career educator, an accomplished public official, and a published author, Dr. Arceneaux has experienced success in every aspect of his career.

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Dr. Arceneaux was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as Chairman of the Board of Sallie Mae Corp. (Nasdaq: SLM).  Previously, he served as the State of Louisiana’s first-ever Commissioner of Higher Education, and then later he served as President of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges & Universities. In addition, Dr. Arceneaux has served as Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Tulane University, and as Adjunct Professor of History at Louisiana State University. He also presently serves as President of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL), and as a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting.  Moreover, Dr. Arceneaux previously worked closely with Gulf West Security Network Chairman & CEO Lou Resweber by serving with great distinction as a Charter Member of the first-ever Board of Directors at the (original) Pelican Security Network / Pelican Security Funding, the direct predecessor companies to Gulf West.

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Gale L. Galloway

Gale L. Galloway
Chairman & CEO Entex
(Retired)

With a lifetime devoted to enhancing America’s energy independence, Galloway served as Chairman, President & CEO of three separate NYSE-listed / Fortune 500 companies, including Celeron Corp. (NYSE: CEL) and Entex, Inc. (NYSE: ETX), at which both he worked closely with Gulf West Chairman & CEO Lou Resweber.

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In addition, Galloway also served as Vice Chairman of Arkla, Inc. (NYSE: ALG); as a Board Member of Goodyear Tire & Rubber (NYSE: GT); and well as President & CEO of GLG Energy, Louisiana Intrastate Gas, and Gas Transmission UK. A former All American linebacker at Baylor University, and a Co-Captain of the 1951 Orange Bowl team (still the highest ranked team in school history); Galloway was drafted by the Chicago Bears; but went to Korea, instead, to serve his nation as an Officer in the U.S. Air Force. Years later, as a civilian, Galloway was taxiing in his company jet at Houston’s Hobby Airport when commuter plane went down nearby and crashed into several vehicles. Without hesitation, or regard for their own safety, Galloway and his co-pilots leapt from the safety of their own jet and dashed into the 40 foot flames of the burning plane to personally rescue three individuals from the wreckage. In recognition of his actions, Galloway received the Carnegie Foundation’s Medal for Personal Heroism, the highest honor given to a civilian.

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