Neal Blair (born Stockton, California) is a lobbyist, political campaign advisor, campaign consultant and campaign fundraiser. He has worked in the last 23 consecutive election cycles for conservative candidates for the U. S. Presidency, Senate, House of Representatives, and state gubernatorial and legislative races and initiatives. Previously based in Washington, D.C., he directed the day-to-day operations of a fundraising center that generated millions of dollars annually to fund political action committees, research organizations, and foundations. He also ran a federally chartered multi-candidate political action committee and non-federal campaign fund that raised and expended significant financial resources to political candidates for five consecutive election cycles. He founded and directed the operations of organizations that funded, developed, and executed political and media campaigns leading to the withdrawal of Soviet troops in Afghanistan, and the exodus of Soviet, Cuban, North Korean, East German, and other external communist military forces in southeastern and southwestern Africa.
He founded, co-founded, or was a charter member of a number of national organizations, including the International Policy Forum, the Council for National Policy, and the Free the Eagle Group. He was also a founding board member of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets and the Financial Publishers of America, and served on the Board of Directors of Coalitions for America, a keystone organization developing and implementing strategy to elect a Republican majority in Congress, and implement a "Contract With America".
Prior to locating in Washington, D.C. to serve in public affairs, he was an executive in a partnership specializing in processing construction projects, an executive with a private mortgage insurance company, an executive with an SBIC providing venture capital exclusively for construction projects, a federal compliance officer, chief labor negotiator, and assistant field office director for a federal agency, an assistant for congressional affairs for a member of the U.S. President's cabinet, and a professional staffer for a Presidential Commission.
After graduating from Livermore Union High School, Livermore, California, he attended Brigham Young University, served as a two-year missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), attended San Francisco State College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science, pursued graduate studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and attended the College of Law at Western States University, where he earned a Juris Doctor degree.
Neal currently serves as a counselor, advisor, and fundraiser for church and other charitable organizations. He served as a Jaycee officer and has been honored by the U.S. Jaycees as an "Outstanding Young Man in America". He is a popular speaker for schools, charities, political candidates, trade organizations, and conventions.