Appointed Member since December 7, 2010
Appointed by Board of Supervisors
Investment Committee (Chair)
Term expires December 31, 2021
Neal is a native of Big Bear Lake. Always interested in investments, he graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in finance, and completed his MBA from the University of La Verne. He received his CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designation from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. He is a partner in the firm Stout Payne Waner located in Redlands. Neal has eight securities and insurance licenses or designations, 2018 began his 32nd year as a financial advisor. Some of Neal’s specialties are working with pension plans, endowments and foundations.
Close to his family of public educators, in 2003 Neal was elected as a Trustee to the Redlands Unified School District. Neal served in that capacity for 13 years until 2016. Neal served as President of the Board of Education in 2006, 2010 and 2015.
An avid community volunteer, Neal serves or has served a variety of nonprofits. His current board involvements include the board of the Redlands Community Hospital, board member and past chairman of Children’s Fund, founder and chairman of the Steven G. Mihaylo Big Bear High School Education Foundation, and moderator of the First Congregational Church of Redlands. He is the former Board Chair of the YMCA of the East Valley, past President of the Redlands Rotary Club and former Treasurer of the Redlands Community Foundation. He was appointed to SBCERA in 2011.
Neal and his wife, Joyce, live in Redlands; they have three children ages 25, 22 and 19.