Kathleen Neville

Kathleen Neville

Vice Chair

Author Kathleen Neville is a global authority on gender equality, sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace, schools and sports. Founder of Champion Conduct LLC and The Champion Conduct Project she is also known for her expertise in reputation and brand management.  She has appeared as a guest expert and commentator on various television and radio programs including Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The Today Show in NY and Oprah.

A senior advisor to the National Football League’s EVP of football operations for the last decade, she advises on major social issues including sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence and gender equality. In 2010, she was responsible for creating the NFL’s first dedicated workplace policy guidelines on sexual harassment and workplace conduct standards for all active NFL players, coaches, clubs and employees.

Kathleen has authored two books:  Corporate Attractions: The New Sexual and Social Rules for Men and Women on the Joband Internal Affairs.Her next book Untarnished: How to Preserve & Build Your Reputation in the Age of Misconductwill be published later this year.

She has served on many Boards, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Niagara University, is a past Vice Chair of Humanities NY and served as a commissioner on the NYS Women’s Suffrage Commission. Appointed by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, Kathleen serves as Vice Chair and a US commissioner on the international Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.

Prior to establishing her own practice, Kathleen Neville served as a Senior VP at Hill and Knowlton in the New York Office and previously served as managing executive director for Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY.  She also served as a senior consultant at Ketchum Public Relations in Washington, D.C.

Kathleen holds a B.S. in Marketing from the Rochester Institute of Technology and received a MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Niagara University where she was named into Kappa Gamma Pi graduate honor society.