Neal Leonard is the CEO of Leonard Holding Company (LHC), which owns and operates several business investments. LHC is a third-generation, family-owned business. He has served as Chairman and CEO since 2007. Before becoming CEO, Neal gained invaluable experience working in almost all aspects of the family business, including Production Supervisor, Cattle Buyer, and Vice President of Sales.
During Neal’s tenure as CEO, the business has transformed from a fully integrated beef company to a diversified holding company, managing multiple lines of business. Leonard Holding continues to own a subsidiary, Surlean Foods, and multiple other investments in Real Estate and various other ventures through its Family Office.
Neal is currently serving on the Boards of Jungle Disk, a former division of Rackspace (RXT: Nasdaq), History Maker Homes in Dallas, TX, and North American Meat Institute (NAMI).
Neal has been involved in the San Antonio non-profit community for over 20 years. LHC donates annually through its charitable giving organization, the A.E. Leonard Family Giving Council (FGC). He has served as President for the Transplants for Children organization from 2005 to 2007. Neal is a former Board Chair of Respite Care of San Antonio. He has also served on the National Alumni Board for Texas Tech University.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Neal went to college at Texas Tech University. He graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. He completed his MBA at the SMU Cox School of Business in May 2011. Neal is married to his wife, Megan. They have five children, Walker, Lexi, Jaidyn, Crew, and Collins. In his spare time, Neal enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, and is an avid runner.