Josey Galloway entered the family business as a lineman in 1914 and rose to plant manager before going on active duty in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He won numerous awards for outstanding military performance and continued to serve in the reserve following the war.
J.K. (Joe) Galloway was widely known throughout the telephone industry and recognized for his strong dedication to the concept of quality service. He fervently believed that a telephone company which provides a high standard of service will enjoy excellent relations with regulatory commissions, customers, communities and the general public. One of his proudest days came in 1963, when the Florida Legislature adopted a resolution commending the Winter Park Telephone Company for providing “exceptional service”.
Mr. Galloway devoted much of his time as an industry leader to the general concerns of the Independent Telephone Industry, serving as a director, executive committee member and, from 1972-1973, president of what then was the United States Independent Telephone Association. He also served as president of the Florida Telephone Association.
J.K. Galloway’s leadership qualities were outstanding and his contributions to the Independent telephone industry widely acknowledged. In 1975, he received the Distinguished Service Medallion, the highest award of the United States Independent Telephone Association. He died in 1978.