NEIL O. ALBERT
President of Joint Venture (JV)/
Partnerships & Business Development
Neil O. Albert is a seasoned executive with a distinguished career spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. A resident of Washington, DC, Neil has dedicated much of his career to improving the city's economy and quality of life for its residents. He began his journey in public service as the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, where he managed a substantial budget and oversaw the management and maintenance of numerous recreational centers, parks, and recreational programs. Rising through the ranks, Neil served as the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, focusing on the coordination of service delivery for various human services agencies. Following this, he became Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, streamlining economic development services and implementing policies to boost affordable housing and local businesses. In the role of City Administrator, he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the city government, setting operational goals, developing and implementing policy decisions, and providing oversight and support for program evaluation.
Neil demonstrated his entrepreneurial spirit in the private sector when he founded EdBuild Inc., an educational services firm aimed at increasing the number of high-performing public schools in Washington, DC. He raised initial start-up funds, recruited senior-level staff, and coordinated service delivery to over 1500 students. His expertise in policy advisory was later utilized at Holland and Knight, LLP, where he advised municipal government leaders on various issues, from economic development to local legislative issues. Neil's commitment to improving the city's landscape extended to his tenure as the President and CEO of the Downtown Business Improvement District. He led initiatives to diversify the economy, enhance the experience of downtown DC employees, residents, and visitors, and implemented programs to support the homeless and under-employed residents of DC.
Neil currently collaborates as a strategic consultant with ADC Management Solutions as President of Joint Venture Partnership and Business Development. In this role, he leads the company's effort to expand its construction management expertise into a joint venture with Shannon Construction Company. He leverages his extensive experience to develop and implement business capture and retention strategies, thereby aiding the expansion of the company's service areas and client base. Neil is deeply dedicated to community service and personal growth outside his professional affiliations. He has served on the boards of numerous community organizations, testifying to his commitment to civic improvement.