RLACEI Submitted by Beverly J. Clark, Publicity Director
RLACEI Board Member
Neil retired from the City of Los Angeles in 1996 after completing a little more than 33 years of service. He started with the City in the Engineering Division of Street Maintenance. During his City service, Neil worked in various departments and sections of the City, including engineering, the Board of Public Works, the Data Service Group, the City Administrative Officer and Street Maintenance. He retired as the Information Systems Manager of the Data Processing Operations Section, Street Maintenance.
Neil graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in economics. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and then worked with his father in construction.
A few years into retirement, Neil was recruited by Jerry Bardwell, former LACERS General Manager, to join the RLACEI Board because of Neil’s financial expertise and interest in assisting Retirees. Neil wanted to be involved and the Board was looking for someone who could get involved and “do some work” for Retirees.
Neil has found his tenure serving on the Board to be challenging and rewarding. He enjoys working on the Board and regrets only that he is not as “spry” as he once was.
In his spare time, Neil’s joy is breeding and training show dogs. He loves working with his Irish Setters and enjoyed seeing them earn many AKC (American Kennel Breed) titles. He currently lives with four setters. For more than 20 years, he has entered his dogs into show competitions, traveling all over the country and winning 65 “Best of Breed” awards with his beloved Sunny. In addition, many of Neil’s dogs have won various awards through the years.
Neil’s other talent is that of a great mechanic, and he has a collection of antique cars. He is also a world traveler, having visited Europe, Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central America, Canada and many destinations within the United States. Neil also served on the LA Federal Credit Union Board of Directors for many years.
Neil never married but has had a lifelong relationship with his love, RoseMarie Walker.