Neal’s lifelong love of national parks began with his first visit to the Grand Canyon at age nine on a family road trip. That’s why he’s passionate about helping a diverse new generation of kids find their favorite park and about protecting these unique, iconic places forever. He’s proud to support the National Park Trust’s mission to preserve critical parklands today and create park stewards for tomorrow. While he’s been lucky enough to explore parks all over the country from Acadia to Zion, one of his favorites will always be Shenandoah, where he proposed to his wife.
Neal is executive counsel at the General Electric Company, where he leads regulatory and environmental policy. Previously, he worked for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, and the Colorado Energy Office. Neal’s experience also includes private law practice, teaching law, and clerking on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a fellow of the Aspen Institute and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. He is a graduate of Brown University, Georgetown University Law Center, and the Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.