Polling And Metrics Committee
Partner, Butterfield Communications/Los Angeles Gateway Chamber
Lou Baglietto is a longtime Board member of the Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber, a founding member of BizFed. He also is senior vice president and partner at Butterfield Communications
Mr. Baglietto’s specialties include strategy, research and public policy formulation. A former political consultant/strategist, he has extensive experience in the development and implementation of communication strategies. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.
In the past, he has participated in the Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation by attending the seminar “Dealing with an Angry Public” and was a member of the Community Lobbying Team for the Boeing Corporation’s National Missile Defense Program and the Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce, Washington D.C. Lobbying Team on behalf the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. In 2005 he participated in the Republican National Committee’s Hispanic outreach program: “La Nueva Generacion de Lideres.” In 1998, He served as Headquarters Manager for the U.S. Senate campaign of California State Treasurer Matt Fong. Previously, he served in various capacities for dozens of state and local political contests.
Mr. Baglietto’s political career started in 1984, when he was hired as a Legislative Aide to Assemblyman Wayne Grisham of Norwalk. From 1986 to 1989, he served as an Army Officer with the 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas and served as a platoon leader, company executive officer and war plans officer in a mechanized infantry battalion.
A native of Long Beach, California, Mr. Baglietto attended California public schools throughout his education and received his baccalaureate in Political Science from the California State University, Fullerton. After his return from military service he undertook advanced course work in Economics. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Los Angeles Harbor College Foundation and as a Director of the South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce. He is the Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors for both the Boys and Girls Clubs of the South Bay and of the Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce. He resides in the Belmont Heights neighborhood of Long Beach. He is the proud father of an adult daughter, Kayla, who is the 3rd generation of their family to serve in the United States Army.