Perry Neal is a software and database developer by profession. His true passion though is helping people develop their communication and leadership skills. In Toastmasters, he found an outlet for that passion.


Perry became a member in 2012 and quickly worked his way up the leadership ladder. In 2018 he was elected the District Director for all

Toastmasters in the State of Virginia. In this position he led a team of 36 people and was responsible for over 2,000 members in more than 100 clubs across the State.

Now, as a Past District Director, Perry continues

speaking on communication and leadership, but he also mentors a new generation

of Toastmaster leaders.


In addition to a degree in computer programming, in 2016, he was awarded the coveted Distinguished Toastmaster award which recognizes superior achievement in both communication and leadership.


He is also a 2017 graduate of the United Way of South Hampton Roads' Project Inclusion. Project Inclusion is 20+ year, award-winning program teaching non-profit board governance.