Patricia Neal

Patricia M. Neal

Chair, Communications Committee

President and CEO, Acies Strategy Group


Patricia M. Neal is President & CEO of Acies Strategy Group, an international media consulting firm that specializes in strategic communications. She served as Vice President, Corporate Communications for Bacardi Limited where she oversaw all communications globally for twelve years.  Prior to her executive role with the largest privately held spirits company in the world, Neal built an extensive career at CNN, winning numerous top journalism awards for her work as producer, correspondent, foreign bureau chief in Jerusalem and Cairo, as well as supervising producer–overseeing CNN’s air product.


Neal embraced her long-standing avocation in real estate five years ago, by helping former Bacardi marketing executive Shane Graber establish and grow a real estate brokerage. She is a licensed agent, an accredited staging professional and certified and accepted into the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Neal’s global worldview, luxury expertise and communications prowess helped Graber Realty Group to become one of the top real estate agencies in the county.


She is a Board Director of the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation and served on the Executive Alumni Board of Rhodes College.