Neal established Leavitt Communications in 1991. He brings to clients a unique blend of more than 25 years of marketing communications and journalism expertise. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from UC-Berkeley and a Master of Arts degree in journalism & public affairs from American University in Washington, DC. He has also lived abroad and has traveled extensively to more than 80 countries worldwide.

As a journalist Neal has served as a city editor, copy editor and reporter for major metropolitan newspapers in California, covering everything from business to technology to travel. He is a regular contributor to a number of technology and interactive marketing publications such as Computer, published by IEEE Computer Society (, and ( Clients he has worked with over the years have encompassed a wide variety of vertical markets in both the public and private sector. Some of these have included: biotech, education, engineering (civil, electrical, geotechnical, mechanical), entertainment, environment, financial, healthcare/medical, industrial, municipalities, public agencies (state and federal), real estate (commercial and residential), sports, and technology (hardware, software, Internet, telecommunications, wireless).

Neal is a member of the Society of Marketing Professionals (SMPS), San Diego Chapter, and served as the Chapter's director of communications.

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