Callista Gingrich is the president of Gingrich Productions, a performance and production company focusing on audio, video, and photographic production.
Callista and her husband, Newt, host and produce historical and public policy documentaries. Recent films include include A City Upon a Hill, America at Risk, Nine Days That Changed the World, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, Rediscovering God in America, Rediscovering God in America II: Our Heritage, and We Have the Power.
Mrs. Gingrich is the voice for several audiobooks, including A Nation Like No Other; Valley Forge; To Save America; To Try Men's Souls; Five Principles for a Successful Life; Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less; The Art of Transformation; Real Change; A Contract with the Earth; and Rediscovering God in America.
Mrs. Gingrich is also the voice for American Solutions for Winning the Future, a bipartisan organization for political and governmental change.
Callista's photography has been published in the New York Times and the Washington Post. It is featured in a photographic book entitled Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, inspired by Newt and Callista's award-winning documentary film. This unique photographic collection by Newt Gingrich, Callista Gingrich, and David Bossie honors the life and legacy of our nation's fortieth president. Callista's photography is also featured in Rediscovering God in America and is regularly displayed on the Web sites Newt.org (http://newt.org/) and American Solutions for Winning the Future (http://www.americansolutions.com/).
Prior to leading Gingrich Productions, Mrs. Gingrich served as chief clerk of the House Committee on Agriculture in Washington, D.C. During her tenure, the committee held hearings on a wide range of issues, including biotechnology, bioterrorism, conservation, forest management, nutrition, rural development, trade, and welfare reform.
Before joining the House Committee on Agriculture, Callista served in the office of Congressman Steve Gunderson (R–Wisconsin). With over eighteen years of staff experience in the U.S. House of Representatives, Mrs. Gingrich has a wide range of knowledge in government and legislative affairs, strategic planning, research, and constituent services.
A devoted Catholic, Mrs. Gingrich is a member of the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., a resident professional choir. In March 2005, the choir visited Rome, Italy, to honor Pope John Paul II and recorded a compact disc entitled Pope John Paul II: A Celebration of Life and Faith. In April 2008, the choir sang for the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, during his apostolic journey to the United States. In November 2008, the choir participated in the International Festival of Sacred Music and Art in Rome.
Callista plays the French horn with the City of Fairfax Band in Fairfax, Virginia, promoting musical growth and education among area residents and students. The band performs frequently in Fairfax and the Washington, D.C., area. The City of Fairfax Band is a recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation's Sudler Silver Scroll Award, which is considered North America's most prestigious award for community concert bands.
Mrs. Gingrich is president of the Gingrich Foundation, a charitable nonprofit corporation. Among its charitable contributions, the Gingrich Foundation has established the Newt and Callista Gingrich Scholarship at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, which provides annual scholarships for instrumental music majors. Other grants have been awarded to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Washington National Opera, the Wolf Trap Foundation, the City of Fairfax Band, the Atlanta Ballet, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association, the Museum of the Rockies, the American Museum of Natural History, the Arthritis Foundation, the Alzheimer's Association, the Learning Makes a Difference Foundation, the Autism Society, Catholic Charities USA, the American Heart Association, Girl Scouts of the USA, and the Trust for Public Land.
Callista graduated cum laude and earned a bachelor of arts in music with a concentration in public communication from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. While at Luther College, Mrs. Gingrich was a Pi Kappa Lambda member and a Regents Scholar.
Mrs. Gingrich resides in McLean, Virginia, with her husband, Newt Gingrich.