Neal Piper
Executive Director
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Neal Piper is Executive Director of the Presidential Precinct, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the next generation of global leaders through education, collaboration and global networking.

The Precinct links emerging leaders and proponents of democracy with two prestigious universities and three U.S. presidencies based in Virginia. The Precinct is a consortium of institutions that provides both a physical and virtual destination for young leaders from around the world to engage in dialogue, critical thinking and problem solving.

Neal oversees the development of high-impact programs that bring innovative approaches to global challenges, including training and education for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program (YALI), International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) and bespoke events that convene heads of state, diplomats, business and academic leaders.

Neal launched the Presidential Precinct Network, an exclusive and secure online resource for collaboration, professional development, and access to international leaders and policy experts representing business, government, academia and civil society. With over 15,000 connections established from 100 nations, this global virtual meeting place enables members to learn new skills, find expert advice, exchange ideas and solve the most pressing challenges in their communities.

Prior to joining the Precinct, Neal consulted for Population Services International (PSI), the world’s largest social marketing NGO. He expanded PSI’s medical sales training curriculum to help improve the quality of healthcare services in 15 countries under an 80-million-dollar grant from the World Health Organization and USAID.

Neal has extensive experience in global management and strategic development for Fortune 100 companies, start-ups, non-profit and non-governmental organizations. He began his career in global health through Pfizer’s Global Health Fellows Program, an international corporate social responsibility program that strengthens basic healthcare delivery and infrastructure worldwide. After managing teams in Swaziland, Africa, he was elected President of the Global Health Fellows Alumni Business Network. In this role, Neal lead a network of 300 Pfizer professionals on 3-6 month assignments with 40 key partner organizations around the world. Neal also served as a Global Malaria Advisor for Pfizer’s Emerging Markets Division.

During his career Neal has founded several startups including Living the Dream, a media company with a mission to inspire people to live out their dreams and Hope Rising, a healthcare organization that provided counseling to children and adolescents in Atlanta.

Neal is a professional photographer in his spare time and has captured images in over 60 countries on all seven continents. His work has been featured on CNN, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian Magazine’s Photo Contest.