After she retired in 1993, she devoted her time to family, her husband, Bill, her son, Bill III, and her daughter, Marilyn. Her son passed away in 2001 and her husband in 2011. Her daughter currently lives next door to her.
The Distinguished Service Award will go to Monica Neal, who has served as senior vice president for Corporate Services for People’s Electric Cooperative since 2006. Prior to that, she was vice
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president for Corporate Services and director of public relations.
In her current role, she provides general supervision and overall direction for the organizational components of the Corporate Services Division, including public relations, government affairs, community and business development and human resources for the cooperative.
Neal has served three terms as chairman of the board for ECU’s Alumni Association and is currently an active board member. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class XVI and currently serves on their board and as their program committee chair.
She is also chairman of the board for the Tri-County Indian Nations Community Development Corporation and is a member of the board of directors of the National Resources Foundation and the Valley View Regional Hospital Foundation.
Neal serves as chair of the Legislative Committee for the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Executive Committee for Oklahoma Business Week and Pontotoc County Career Discovery Day. She is a member of the Lion’s Club of Ada.
Neal grew up in Ada and graduated from ECU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a marketing concentration in 1992, receiving the Distinguished Graduate Award from the School of Business that same year.
Her husband Rob is an attorney in Ada. She has two sons, Riley and Conner Keith, and two step-daughters, Taylor Booth and Maci Neal.