Neal leads Y-USA’s government affairs and advocacy efforts to ensure critical federal policies and funding support the Y's ability to strengthen communities.
Prior to joining Y-USA in 2012, Neal served as the Senior V.P., Government Relations and Strategic Partnerships for the American National Red Cross for six years. There, he led efforts to secure significant funding from Congress for Red Cross Disaster Services, Biomedical Services and Service to the Armed Forces. He also served as the Senior V.P., Service to the Armed Forces and Chief of Staff to the President and CEO.
Before the Red Cross, Neal spent 20 years as CEO of the leading national trade association of nonprofit fundraisers. He began his career in Washington, D.C., in 1985 as a staff assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Neal is a U.S. Army veteran and holds a bachelor’s degree in specialized studies from Ohio University.