Lou has over thirteen successful years in sales, where he was responsible for marketing, strategic planning, account prospecting and territory management. He consistently exceeded sales goals and achievements in multiple specialty areas including ophthalmology, cardiology, rheumatology, orthopedics, pain management and primary care.
Lou has extensive experience in new product launches, formulary approvals, co-promotes, training, convention activities and speaker programs. He is the winner of numerous achievement awards and recognitions including Pfizer’s top sales honor The Vice President’s Cabinet Award.
A proud and passionate advocate, Lou was instrumental in organizing and serving as a Congressional District Captain for Pfizer’s Field Force In Action, a grassroots volunteer lobbying program. Lou was able to connect high ranking corporate leaders with high ranking government leaders, with successful outcomes. He also took the lead in educating his fellow colleagues on political and policy issues related to the health care industry.
In 2007, Lou was elected to serve as a Member of The New York State Assembly, and served for three consecutive terms. During his eventful tenure he had significant appointments, including the powerful Ways and Means committee, Higher Education, Government Employees, Social Services, Transportation, Veterans Affairs, Cities, Corporations Authorities and Commissions, and Codes.
Lou has served with distinction as the Ranking Member on the Health Committee, was a member of the Medicaid Waste, Fraud and Abuse Task Force, as well as serving on the Joint Budget Conference Committee on Health. Lou also had the honor of representing his conference on Governor Cuomo’s historic Medicaid Redesign Team.
Throughout his career in the Assembly he worked tirelessly to reduce smoking rates by passionately educating the youth about the dangers of smoking and second hand smoke through his program called Tobacco against tobacco, and was a fierce advocate for smoking cessation funding during budget negotiations.
Lou has worked to increase awareness of autism and other developmental disabilities. He held the first ever Autism Awareness Forum on Staten Island. As a result of the forum, he sponsored and helped to pass several bills to promote developmental disability awareness and provide support for families affected by autism and other developmental disabilities.