Neely To Join President's Team

Director of Meyer Center

Ed Jenson
March 30, 2018 - 4:40 pm

The Office of the White House Press Secretary released an announcement today of President Donald J. Trump’s intent to appoint Meyer Center Executive Director Chris G. Neeley as Chair of his Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. He will serve for the remainder of the two year term expiring May 11, 2018 and an additional two year term. A copy of the press release is attached.  

“As someone with a special needs child, Chris has brought tremendous passion to the Meyer Center and there is no one better to advocate on behalf of the students we serve, at a national level,” said Bill Harder, Chair of the Meyer Center Board of Directors. “His vast experience in government affairs along with almost two years leading our organization makes Chris a natural fit for this Administration.”

“I am deeply honored that President Trump has selected me to lead the efforts of this very important Committee”, said Neeley. “I look forward to continuing my roll at the Meyer Center while working with our Administration to help improve the quality of life experienced by people with intellectual disabilities like my son, Marsh.”

Prior to coming to the Meyer Center for Special Children in 2016, Neeley served as Director of Development for the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, and has worked as Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs for both Reynolds American and Walmart Stores. Neeley is a Major in the Army National Guard, has served in both the Army and Navy, and has proudly defended our country in Afghanistan where he earned a Bronze Star. Most recently, he has worked with Made in USA Works, a global consulting company that is designed to bring manufacturing jobs back from overseas. 


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