Kathy Neal

Felton Institute Board Secretary

  • Felton Board Member since March 2021
  • Co-Chair, Governance Committee

Kathy Neal

Kathy Neal is the Board Secretary of the Felton Board of Directors. She has served as a Felton board member since March 2021 and is the Felton Governance Committee Co-Chair.

Kathy Neal has over 35 years in business management, more than 25 years of public sector involvement, served for 15 years in statewide and local government regulatory and policy-making positions and is a veteran of working in and managing political campaigns since her college days. She is recognized for multi-faceted strategic thinking & organizational abilities combined with a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of all people.

As founder and CEO of Kneal Resource System, Kathy delivers multi-faceted public, governmental and community affairs, communications, and project management services to an array of private, public and non-profit clients. She previously owned both a radio station and a clothing manufacturing company. She recently led a pre-development team to construct a biodiesel plant.

Kathy represented the California State Assembly on both the CA Integrated Waste Management Board and State Bar Board of Governors, was a gubernatorial appointee to the CA Community Colleges Board of Governors and a Port of Oakland Commissioner. She is President of the Oakland Community Fund and has been on numerous non-profit and community service boards.

A published author, Kathy earned a BA in Political Science from the California State University at Los Angeles; a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of San Francisco; and two Business Management Certificates from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business.