Stacey Neal began working for Tangipahoa Parish Government as the Executive Director of Economic Development in 2012. Prior to working for the parish, she worked as the Community Developer for the Hammond Area Economic & Industrial Development District (HAEIDD) for seven years. She grew up in Tangipahoa Parish and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1991 with a BA in Marketing. Stacey has completed training through the Community Development Institute in Conway, AR, where she received the Professional Community and Economic Development certification . Stacey is also holds the Certified Louisiana Economic Developer certification through LIDEA. She is an active member of the area Chambers of Commerce, a member of the I-12 Alliance for Economic Development, a member of the Northshore Technical and Community College Advisory Board, a board member for Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA), Past President of Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association, sits on the Southeastern Marketing Program Advisory Board, and is a graduate and past board member of Leadership Tangipahoa.
Stacey and her husband Michael have two daughters: Jordyn and Laken, who attend St. Thomas Aquinas High School and are very active in cross country, track and soccer. They attend St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite.