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 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 audio books, including Valley Forge, To Save America, To Try Men's Souls, 5 Principles for a Successful Life, Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less, The Art of Transformation, Real Change, 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 Washington Post. It is featured in a newly revised photographic edition of Rediscovering God in America. Her photography is regularly displayed on Newt.org and Gingrich Productions.com.
Prior to leading Gingrich Productions, Mrs. Gingrich served as the Chief Clerk of the House Committee on Agriculture in Washington, D.C. During her tenure, the Agriculture 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-WI). With over eighteen years of staff experience in the United States 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 of 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 of 2008, the Choir sang for the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, during his Apostolic Journey to the United States. In November of 2008, the Choir participated in the International Festival of Sacred Music and Art in Rome, Italy.
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, Virginia, 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. The Sudler Silver Scroll is regarded to be North America's most prestigious award for community concert bands.
Mrs. Gingrich is the 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, Washington National Opera, Wolf Trap Foundation, City of Fairfax Band, Atlanta Ballet, Mount Vernon Ladies Association, Museum of the Rockies, American Museum of Natural History, Arthritis Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, Learning Makes a Difference Foundation, and the Trust for Public Land.
Callista graduated Cum Laude and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree 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 Regents Scholar.
Mrs. Gingrich resides in McLean, Virginia, with her husband, Newt Gingrich.