Judy Neal enjoyed a career spanning 34 years of proven government leadership in Georgia state government. Her 20 years of service on Capitol Hill included working in the Office of Secretary of State where she was involved in revisions to Georgia’s voting laws and training Georgia’s public officials. She also worked in the Lieutenant Governor’s Office for the Governor’s Senate Floor Leaders and for Senate Appropriations before taking a position at Georgia Economic Development where she became Assistant Advertising Director.
Ms. Neal has the experience of serving as a former director of the Georgia Agrirama Development Authority, Georgia’s Living History Museum in Tifton. Following that role she was asked by then-Governor, Zell Miller, to return to Atlanta to direct a state agency focusing on at-risk youth. In addition to managing state and federal funds, Ms. Neal raised large sums of money to fund prevention strategies to help youth that included Emmy-award winning film projects recognized nationally and used throughout Georgia. She worked closely with law enforcement and served on the Police Officers Standards and Training Council.
Following her retirement, she found other ways to serve, spending four years as Director of the Henry Council for Quality Growth and as 4th District (2013) Chair of S.P.L.O.S.T. Judy keeps her contacts and relationships at the Capitol current by serving while the General Assembly is in session.