John Neal
  • Executive Director, Space Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

John Neal serves as the Executive Director for Space Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he leads the Chamber’s Space Industry Council.

Previously, John spent nearly 10 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Special Agent where he conducted national security and criminal investigations while assigned to the Buffalo and Washington Field Offices.  John served on active duty in the Pacific and Middle East as an airborne reconnaissance direct support officer with the U.S. Navy, and worked in legislative affairs for both the FBI and the Navy.

Following the FBI, John joined the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security where he served as a Senior Professional Staff member on the Counterterrorism and Intelligence subcommittee, and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies subcommittee advising the Chairman and Members on cyber, national security, and financial services matters. 

Outside of government, John has held business development and sales leadership roles with leading technology companies including PlanetLabs and NXP Semiconductors.  John received his BA in Government from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.