Gary is married to Janice Gillen, and they have two married daughters and one amazing granddaughter. Gary and Janice own and operate Gillen Pest Control in Richmond.
Gary joined the Rotary Club of Richmond in 2001. He was named Rotarian of the Year by his club in 2003 and elected President in 2010-2011. He was an Assistant Governor from 2013-2016 and was named Assistant Governor of the Year in 2014-2015.  
At the Rotary District level he has been a member of the Finance Committee, several All Club Meeting Committees and District Conference Committees. He served on the Rotary Lone Star P.E.T.S. Vision Committee in 2015. Gary and Janice are both Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellows with Gary being a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a Paul Harris Society member. Both daughters are also Paul Harris Fellows.
Gary calls himself the luckiest man you will ever meet because he has had the opportunity to serve the people of Richmond, Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas and the United States, in positions most people do not even know exist. Gary served on the Rosenberg City Council 1982-1986, Republican Party Chairman of Fort Bend County 2006-2007, and was a Commissioner with the City of Richmond 2010-2014.
 He served many years on the Board of Directors of the Texas Pest Control Association and was Chair of PestPac, their political action committee. After the attacks in 2001, he was selected to serve on the Fort Bend Bio-Terrorism Preparedness Task Force. A dedicated Aggie, he chaired Texas A&M’s Muster in Fort Bend County for several years and helped fund a perpetual scholarship for the Corps of Cadet members.
He was appointed by President George W. Bush and reappointed by President Barack Obama to serve a total of 7 years on the Good Neighborhood Environmental Board - the only independent Presidential Advisory Board in the Federal Government. They study health and environmental issues along the US/Mexico border and suggest policies for the President and Congress.
Gary is excited to begin his leadership year in Rotary!