With over 25 years of professional experience, Neville Blakemore has established a career with distinct areas of concentration and expertise in non-profits, entrepreneurialism, and politics.
Neville has served on the Boards of Directors and/or Ad Hoc Committees of more than 30 non-profits. These non-profits span a wide range of areas, such as arts and culture, criminal justice reform, civic engagement, community foundations, economic development, local tax modernization, parks and recreation, post-secondary education, publicly financed arenas, racial and economic justice, regional airlift capacity, urban development, and at-risk youth.
With these Boards, Neville has developed long-term strategic plans, designed and executed capital and fundraising campaigns, participated in personnel reviews, activated new Board member recruitment, and engaged in long-term donor cultivation. His extensive non-profit experience has enabled him to identify the similarities between these distinct fields, while also recognizing the unique issues – personnel, governance, mission, etc. – that face each non-profit.
Through his non-profit experience, Neville has also worked extensively with Republican law makers, right of center think-tanks, and conservative lobbyists. He has actively engaged local government officials on economic development, at-risk youth, and criminal justice reform issues. Neville lives in Louisville, Kentucky, his hometown, with his wife and their daughter.