Neil HarePresident and CEO, Board Member

Neil Hare

Neil Hare, is a writer, creative think tank and an expert on communications and business strategy. He is a sought-after speaker at business events on marketing and communications, both inside and outside the Beltway. Hare has the unique ability to take complex ideas or topics and tell them in a way that resonates, creates an emotional response and engages an action. This skill set has allowed Hare to run some of the most effective campaigns and gain national media attention. Hare also has one of the most in-demand rolodexes with contacts at Fortune 500 companies, chambers of commerce, publications, news outlets and more allowing him to distribute messaging across the most effective channels and create the most powerful alliances.

Previously, Hare served as vice president of Corporate Communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he managed public policy awareness campaigns aimed at the Chamber’s three million members on issues such as tax and regulatory reform, market driven health care, energy, free trade and expanded transportation and infrastructure. Prior to taking over the communications role, Hare served as vice president of the National Chamber Foundation, the Chamber’s public policy think tank.

Before joining the Chamber, Hare was the content director of USLaw.com, the nation’s leading Web site offering legal information and services to consumers and small businesses.

Hare is a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia Bar and began his career at a Washington, D.C., law firm, specializing in international law and litigation. He then became a legal editor for the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), covering America’s securities markets. He appeared regularly on CNBC, MSNBC, and FOX News as an expert on day trading and wrote columns on securities regulations for financial publications. Hare is the author of two novels, An Animal Cries, published in 1998 and God in Hell’s Kitchen published in 2011.

Hare received a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law and a B.A. in international relations from Tufts University. He is active in the soccer community and is a supporter of the Arts, even performing in the Washington Ballet’s performance of Giselle at The Kennedy Center. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, two daughters and one son.

Hare is a founding member of the Chamber’s staff and board of directors.