Tribute to Felix Gallagherby Former Representative Tom Latham
Posted on 2013-03-12
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and recognize
Felix Gallagher for being named a 2013 Forty Under 40 honoree by the
award-winning central Iowa publication, Business Record.
Since 2000, Business Record has undertaken an exhaustive annual review to identify a standout group of young leaders in the Greater Des Moines area who are making an impact in their communities and their careers. Each year, forty up-and-coming community and business leaders under 40 years of age are selected for this prestigious distinction, which is based on a combined criteria of community involvement and success in their chosen career field. The 2013 class of Forty Under 40 honorees join an impressive roster of 560 business leaders and growing.
Felix Gallagher is the principal owner of his own company, PharmServ Solutions, which works to staff pharmacists in temporary and full-time positions in urban and rural communities. He arrived in the Des Moines area by way of a scholarship to play football at Drake University, where he captured three-time All-Conference and All-America honors and developed a strong desire to give back to his community for the help received along the way. In addition to owning his small business, Felix donates his time to mentoring high school youth from ethnically diverse backgrounds and passes on his skills and talents as a coach in a youth football league. He is also a past board member for the Alianzia Business Association and is a current member of the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa. In every facet of his life, Felix is an example of service and Iowa work ethic that our State can be proud of.
Mr. Speaker, it is a profound honor to represent leaders like Felix in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mr. Gallagher for utilizing his talents to better both his community and the great State of Iowa. I invite my colleagues in the House to join me in congratulating Felix on receiving this esteemed designation, thanking those at Business Record for their great work, and wishing each member of the 2013 Forty Under 40 class continued success.