Born and raised in Ohio, Trish Neely has been a Tallahassee resident, business leader and community advocate for almost forty years. She holds insurance licenses, and an industry certification in Health Care Reform. She helped introduce Performance Excellence within her organization and as a Florida Governor’s Sterling Examiner and Judge, helped other organizations with their performance improvement goals. Although retired in 2017, she continues to work as an independent contractor in the health benefits industry.
Ms. Neely is an alum of Leadership Tallahassee - a program that cultivates community leadership and service. She has served as a volunteer investigator for the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Second Circuit, and has served on the Boards of the Tallahassee Urban League, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Junior Achievement Big Bend Board, and the LWV Florida. A favorite activity was teaching financial literacy to second- and third-graders through Junior Achievement USA.
Ms. Neely has been a LWV supporter since the 1970s, and currently serves proudly as the President of the Tallahassee League of Women Voters, and Lobby Corps Chair for the State League. Traveling widely both inside and outside the United States, she recognizes and values the diversity of different cultures and communities. As President she will help assure the League views and executes its work through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.
She believes that League advocacy is righteous work; and that family, friends, and travel are essential to a joyous life.