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GALLS, LLC Signs Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) as Public Relations Agency

GALLS, LLC, one of the country’s largest, most-respected distributors of uniform and equipment to public safety personnel, has signed LBM for public and media relations efforts.

Lexington, Ken. (October 2020) – GALLS, LLC, the leading distributor of uniforms and equipment to public safety agencies, announced signing Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) as its public and media relations agency. The partnership will support GALLS’ renewed commitment to world-class quality and service led by Mike Fadden, the company’s new CEO.

LBM is a public relations and marketing company founded in 2003 serving primarily the law enforcement, public safety, military, outdoor, and forensic communities. LBM will collaborate with public safety media to leverage GALLS broad category offerings and commitment to quality and customer service.

“We are looking forward to working with the team at GALLS and developing a strong marketing and communication plan that will demonstrate GALLS commitment to quality and customer service through its many brands and services for the public safety community,” Laura Burgess, president of LBM, commented.

Fadden took over the helm of the 53-year old company in June of 2020 as part of a long-term succession plan.  Mr. Fadden has deep experience in customer service and distribution, having built a 25-year career at Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), where he most recently served as President of its Uniform Division. At Aramark, he was responsible for rental and direct sale uniform operations with nearly 17,000 employees and revenues in excess of $2.5 billion.

About Galls:

Lexington, Kentucky-based Galls, LLC is “Proud to Serve America’s Public Safety Professionals.” Together with its subsidiaries, Galls represents the largest distributor of uniform and equipment to public safety personnel, including police, fire, EMS, private security, corrections, federal/military, and postal. Each year, more than one million men and women in the public safety, postal, and public transportation industries depend on Galls for their essential and robust selection of equipment and apparel, ranging from customized uniforms, sunglasses, and boots/shoes to body armor, handcuffs, medical kits, and light bars. Founded in 1967, Galls is a trusted resource for fast, convenient, and reliable public safety equipment, supplies, and gear. Galls is headquartered in Lexington, KY, and boasts an associate team of 1500-plus based throughout the United States that services customers through an award-winning national catalog, convenient eCommerce site, more than 125 dedicated sales reps, 80 locations, and the eQuip agency online solution. Learn more at

About Laura Burgess Marketing:

Laura Burgess Marketing provides public relations and marketing communications to companies within the law enforcement, tactical, military, shooting sports, and outdoor markets. Laura Burgess, an industry veteran, and staff have over 40 years of combined experience in PR, marketing, social media, and content development. Laura Burgess Marketing’s current client list includes Big Horn Armory, Cimarron Firearms Company, EAA Corporation, GALLS, Innovative Forensic, MasterPiece Arms Inc., Morphix Technologies, Sentry Products Group, Shell Shock Technologies, Shooting-Performance with Mike Seeklander, Steinel Ammunition, and Tasmanian Tiger®.  Laura Burgess Marketing is headquartered in New Bern, North Carolina, with a satellite office in Florida.