Neal Communities Management Team


 

Pat Neal – Chairman Executive CommitteePat Neal – Chairman Executive Committee

Pat is a conscientious developer, a master builder and the visionary leader of Neal Communities. He is the third generation in his family to be a builder/developer in this community. A graduate of the esteemed Wharton School of Finance, he was a respected member of the Florida Legislature for 12 years, serving our community in the House of Representatives and the Senate, where he was appointed Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. During this time, he was honored with every one of Florida’s top environmental awards. Since 1970, Pat Neal has built more than 10,000 homes with integrity and commitment in the finest communities, and the awards he has earned in his builder developer career continue to complement his political accomplishments. He is a respected leader and inspirational philanthropist. A snapshot of Pat Neal’s accomplishments:

  • Florida State Senate 1978-86
  • Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources
  • Member, Florida House of Representatives, 1974-78
  • Chair, Florida Commission on Ethics, 2000-01
  • Chair, Florida Commission on Ethics, 2002
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Charlene Neal – President, PureStyleCharlene Neal – President, PureStyle

Charlene is a nationally acclaimed designer who uses her talented vision to bring a home to life. She is the leader in establishing the look and ambiance of the model homes and had a major role as the lead designer in the new 6,500 square foot Design Gallery created solely for Neal customers. Staying up to date on the latest design trends world-wide, Charlene makes sure every home is on the cutting edge while staying true to the Neal design philosophy of a traditional style with the Florida flair. She is a graduate from University of Mississippi with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Charlene has been in the building and design business for over 30 years, crafting more than 80 models for Neal Communities, beginning with the enormously successful Players Club in 1978. From there, she has been the leader in ensuring that each home is delivered with the style and panache that each customer deserves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Storey – PresidentMichael Storey – President

Mike brings 40 years of industry related experience to Neal Communities, where he leads Neal Communities’ home building businesses and new community development throughout southwest Florida. Mike’s strong leadership skills and success with home building, land acquisition, customer satisfaction and system integration are aligned with Neal Communities’ commitment to building quality homes and providing exceptional customer service. Prior to joining Neal Communities, Mike spent 10 years as division president for a national home builder, where he led his division’s growth from 150 to more than 700 closings covering two major west coast Florida markets. He was also instrumental in land acquisition purchases and finished lots for more than 6,000 homes. A State of Florida Certified Building Contractor, Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Greenberg – Southwest Florida Regional PresidentMichael Greenberg – Southwest Florida Regional President

Michael brings over 36 years of experience in the residential real estate industry. Michael is known for dynamic leadership and innovative, strategic thinking. He has been involved in the acquisition, design, sales, development and construction of over 25,000 homes worth over $10 billion dollars throughout the United States during his career. He has served in the top leadership for several public companies over a 17 year period, where he was involved in building and executing the platform for significant growth, profitability, customer satisfaction and shareholder return. He has been involved in several large and successful corporate M&A efforts, and initial public offerings of equity and debt. As a leader in these companies he has been instrumental in their receiving many national awards, including National Home Builder of the Year, America’s Best Builder, National Housing Quality Gold Award and Green Building Awards. He is a leader in volunteerism and has served on advisory boards for the University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University real estate graduate programs. He is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, Urban Land Institute and has been a guest speaker at many Builder 100 and Investor Relations conferences. Michael is a graduate of Temple University College of Engineering and is a licensed real estate agent in Florida.

 

 

Jim Schier – Senior Vice President, FinanceJim Schier – Senior Vice President, Finance

Jim is responsible for tax management and strategic planning for Neal Communities. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Benedictine College, Kansas and CPA certificates from Missouri and Florida. Jim has worked with Neal Communities for over 20 years, and is a key member of the executive team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Reynolds – Chief Financial OfficerNancy Reynolds – Chief Financial Officer

Nancy attended the University of Florida and University of South Florida, graduating from USF with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. She started in home building right out of school with a large national home builder and worked 16 years in the industry at the Controller and VP of Finance level. Most recently, Nancy ran Pitney Bowes Shared Service Center in Tampa where she handled A/P, tax and fixed assets for North America and Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Leisa Weintraub, MIRM & CSP – Vice President of Marketing and Creative Director

With over 25 years of experience in new home marketing, Leisa manages all marketing and public relations for Neal Communities. She has also been responsible for creating, designing, and managing the overall design theme for Neal’s communities. Leisa was named Marketing Director of the Year by the Southeast Builder’s Conference Excel Awards. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University and the professional designations of Member of the Institute of Residential Marketing (MIRM) and Certified Sales Professional (CSP). In addition, Leisa has served as a Sales and Marketing Council member of the Manatee County Home Builders Association, Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Aurora Awards, Co-Chairperson of the Excel Awards and on the Design Committee of the National Association of Home Builders. Under her direction, the company has won numerous awards and recognition by all of the major building associations.

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Brooks – Vice President of SalesNicole Brooks – Vice President of Sales

Nicole Brooks is an experienced sales director, licensed Florida Broker and Realtor. As Neal Communities’ Vice President of Sales, Nicole is a strong asset to the team, who epitomizes our philosophy of superior customer service. With a consistent emphasis on quality customer interactions while adjusting strategy to follow the market, Nicole has effectively assisted in motivating and leading the Neal sales team to record setting success. Brooks joined Neal Communities as the Area Sales Manager in February 2012. As Vice President of Sales, she leads a team of more than 30 people, plus two area sales managers, and two online sales counselors, from Ellenton to Englewood. Her role focuses on strategic planning for sales, enhancing the sales process, and continuing to ensure a structure to help reach goals each month. Before joining Neal Communities in 2012, Brooks was a sales manager for a national home builder as well as a sales and marketing director for a developer. She has a 13-year background in real estate and a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from Columbia Southern University. Nicole grew up in South Florida and considers this home.

 

 

 

Diane Kerper – Vice President of Sales & Marketing South RegionDiane Kerper – Vice President of Sales & Marketing South Region

Diane Kerper brings over 25 years of real estate and operational homebuilding experience to Neal Communities. In her position as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing - South Region, she is responsible for all the regional sales and marketing as well as overseeing the design team for the south region. Diane will have additional responsibilities in the development of condominium communities.

She has held many management positions across several disciplines within residential homebuilding operations, where she oversaw acquisitions, purchasing, design, sales and construction in homebuilding and asset management roles. An executive and a former division president of a leading homebuilder in Florida, Diane has managed and led multiple large-scale projects for several homebuilding companies in Pennsylvania and Florida.

Diane’s depth and breadth of marketing and sales experience, including condo and multifamily home developing, is bolstered further as a Florida certified general contractor and real estate broker.

A resident of southwest Florida for more than 17 years, Diane enjoys sailing, biking, canoeing and spending time with family and friends when not engaged in real estate research, financial markets or residential development.

 

Tashara Cronshaw – Vice President of Human ResourcesTashara Cronshaw – Vice President of Human Resources

Tashara, Vice President of Human Resources for Neal Communities, brings over 15 distinguished years of experience in the HR industry. Prior to her current position, Tashara excelled as Neal Communities’ human resources director. Tashara’s duties include the overall development, coordination, administration and evaluation of the HR functions, including managing the department, developing and maintaining systems, implementing interview processes and continually evaluating company guidelines, policies and employee compensation packages.

Tashara began her career in the HR field in Sarasota, Florida shortly after relocating from Hooksett, New Hampshire. Before joining Neal Communities, Tashara gained invaluable experience while serving as the human resources manager for two expanding organizations with 70 full-time employees, reporting directly to CEO and president. Tashara holds the PHR and SHRM-CP designations and pursues growth, development and educational opportunities to increase her skills and ability to serve Neal Communities employees and clientele whenever the opportunity arises.

 

 

 

 

Mark Evans – Vice President Land DevelopmentMark Evans – Vice President Land Development

A seasoned national land developer, Mark is originally from Ohio, has a civil engineering background and more than 10 years of experience in land development and community building. He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology from Ohio Northern University and a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Findlay. His national land development experience includes managing an aggregate budget of more than $250 million and direct land entitlement, development and delivery of finished lots totaling more than 5,000 homes. As Neal Communities expands rapidly, Mark assists our efforts to gain additional market share and reach into more markets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy Engels – Vice President of PurchasingCathy Engels – Vice President of Purchasing

With her extensive experience in construction management, Cathy directs all of the daily functions of Neal’s purchasing department including materials procurement, subcontractor negotiations, cost estimating and pricing. Her earlier experience includes working on a Department of Energy nuclear construction project for nearly a decade, and later for a commercial contractor building libraries and supermarkets in New York. Cathy has been a Neal team member for over 15 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kathy Cioffi – Vice President of Design

With over 30 years of experience in the home construction Industry, and owner of a Custom Home Building Company for 15 years, Kathy brings a wealth of knowledge in exterior and interior design to Neal Communities. She has been a team member for over 16 years. Among her many responsibilities, Kathy manages the design gallery, and talented team of designers. Along with evaluating the latest design and market trends she participates in the creation of new plans and elevations. She is responsible for the architectural themes and exterior color palette in all of the Neal Communities and is coordinator for all of the model homes and merchandising. Kathy maintains a strong commitment to serving our buyers, with the latest and most current design styles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Christopher Clark – Vice President of Operations North RegionChristopher Clark – Vice President of Operations North Region

Chris joined the Neal team from a national home builder where he was the Area Construction Manager. He has served as Vice President of Construction at Neal for several years. His past experience includes Project Manager and Construction Manager. In addition, Chris is licensed as a General Contractor by the state of Florida. Chris is a University of Florida graduate, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Frost – Vice President of Land AcquisitionsJason Frost – Vice President of Land Acquisitions

Originally from Tampa, Jason has 12 years experience in land acquisitions, including procurements for a national homebuilder and local commercial developer. Jason also worked in the hospitality and consulting business in Hong Kong, Chengdu and Shanghai China for five years. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies from Northwestern University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Ciesielski - Land Development Manager – South Region

Daniel Ciesielski - Land Development Manager – South Region

Dan Ciesielski is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has over 25 years of experience including homebuilding, civil engineering, municipal services and land development. He has been personally responsible for over $500 million of land development projects encompassing over 10,000 units. Dan has successfully worked with representatives throughout SW Florida including Hendry County, the City of Labelle, the City of Clewiston, the City of Homestead, Lee County, the City of Ft. Myers, Collier County, South Florida Water Management District, Florida Department of Transportation and Army Corps of Engineers. Dan has a proven track record of successful outcomes with clients and has been the face of the companies that he has worked with to represent them as they expanded into new regions.

He is also a member of Urban Land Institute and has volunteered for many organizations including Habitat for Humanity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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