Dr. Scott R. Neils



Experienced Visionary Leader, Management/Financial Professional, Mentor/Teacher

Orlando, FL




12936 Waterford Wood Circle, 204

Orlando, FL 32828

(C) 817-851-3994

Email: sneils@mac.com

US Citizen


Experienced Visionary Leader, Management/Financial Professional, Mentor/Teacher

Dynamic multifunctional leader with extensive experience in a wide range of governmental, public, and private organizations; Recognized for financial acumen and the ability to maximize profitability and efficiency through exemplary planning and execution in strategy, finance, operations, marketing, human resources, and information technology; Broad-based expertise in the areas of market development and expansion, project leadership, startup management, compliance, profit and loss responsibility, business development, mergers and acquisitions, and contract negotiations; Dedicated to building and motivating high performing teams that exceed all stakeholder expectations.

Senior-level, progressive responsibility and expertise in:


Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge 12/2017 to Present NOVA is the largest public educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the United States, comprised of more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members

Adjunct Professor – Principles of Financial and Managerial accounting, Applied Business Mathematics, and Project Management

Town of Addison, Addison, TX 1/2016 to 9/2016

Municipal Government for Town of 15,400; serving a daytime population of over 100,000 in the northern sector of the Dallas – Fort Worth MSA

Interim Chief Financial Officer – Member of the City Manager’s Executive Leadership Team; leadership of Town finance department consisting of 16 staff, including accounting/finance, Office of Management and Budget, purchasing, and utility billing; Creating, developing, and managing a $109 million budget encompassing 26 funds

Collin College, McKinney, TX 8/2014 to 9/2016

Community College, accredited by SACS,  serving about 53,000 credit and continuing education students

Adjunct Professor of Accounting – Principles of Financial Accounting and Principles of Managerial Accounting

City of Watauga, Watauga, TX 5/2008 – 2/2013

Municipal Government for city of 24,000 in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

City Manager              4/2011 – 2/2013

Unanimous Letter of Support from all 9 Departmental Directors
Accomplished all objectives of Council, as outlined in job announcement, in 15 months
Annual Budget of $39 Million, with 24 Funds and General Fund budget of $10.8 million
220 Employees in 9 Departments – Police (40 sworn); Fire/EMS (21 sworn); Public Works (Streets, Water, Sewer, Storm Drain, Storm Water Phase II Management, Flood Plain Management, Inspections, Planning and Zoning, Engineering, Code Enforcement, Fleet & Facilities, Economic Development, Capital Improvement Programs, Project Management); Finance and Administration (Budget, Investments, Municipal Court, and Utility Billing); Library; Parks and Recreation; Information Technology; Human Resources/Civil Service Director/Public Information Officer; and City Secretary
Administration of the Parks Development Corporation and the Crime Control District

Managing Director of Finance, Budget Development, Utility Administration, & Municipal Court 5/2008 – 4/2011

Responsible for general accounting, COSO internal controls and internal audit, preparation and presentation of budget, monthly Council and management reporting, liaison with external auditors for preparation of annual audit and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), and Investment Officer for City
Reviewed Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements and implemented required changes
Managed operations of the Municipal Court, Utility and Refuse Billing, and Purchasing functions of the City
Finance Director/Treasurer for City’s Crime Control District, Parks Development Corporation, and Public Improvement District
Appointed as Acting City Manager in his absence.

TCM Bank, N.A., Tampa, FL 9/2006 – 4/2008

A rapidly growing CEBA credit card bank and wholly owned subsidiary of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)

Compliance Officer – Responsible for all aspects of regulatory compliance, information and physical security, policy development, oversight of internal and external audit programs, staff training and development, and safety

Bank of Whitman, Colfax, WA 2/2003 – 8/2006

A rapidly growing $690 million community bank with 20 branches located in Eastern Washington

Vice President – Compliance / Information Security Officer – Responsible for regulatory compliance program, Community Reinvestment Act program, Know your Customer program, asset-liability and interest rate risk management, preparation and analysis of regulatory financial statements, training for management and staff, physical and information security, and policy development and review for areas of responsibility; Chairman of the Compliance Committee and member of the Technology Committee; Earned Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer credential

TS&B HOLDINGS, INC., Orlando, FL 2/2001 – 12/2002

TS&B was a public financial holding company with two wholly owned subsidiaries – a full-service financial services company and a real estate and development company. Business objective was to meet the investment banking needs of the small to medium company

Chief Financial Officer of parent and President/CEO, TS&B Financial Services, Inc.  – Directed development of national financial services firm; Wrote business case and financial plan, directed formation of marketing plan, operations procedures, and training manuals; Recruited senior staff, developed strategic alliances; Directed structure and negotiation of acquisitions, preparation of due diligence and risk analysis, valuations of prospect companies, consulting with clients; SEC reporting and corporate accounting and financial management; Financial Planning and Analysis; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance (SOX); Reviewed Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP) pronouncements and implemented required changes

BALL ENTERPRISES, INC., Idaho Falls, ID                                       1997 – 2000

Positions held include COO-Agriculture of parent and CEO/President, and CFO in various related entities – Directed, administered, and coordinated activities of several subordinate entities of parent; Analyzed operations and implemented changes and procedures that substantially improved operations and profitability in agribusiness and newspaper publication entities; Directed operations of manufacturing company, instituted HR program, redesigned both accounting and management information systems including new bar code inventory control program; conferred with both local and state environmental officials to proactively solve potential problems; Developed and managed European Union (EU) slaughter and chilled-beef compliance and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) programs; Identified operational concerns and internal control weaknesses, developed cost-effective solutions, trained employees on new programs, implemented programs, reviewed results, and made corrections as needed

ROLLING HILLS RANCH, LaCrosse, WA              6/1994 – 12/2001

President/Founder – Company specialized in genetic engineering and high-quality meat production; Created company; Planned and implemented policies and objectives to raise and market Wagyu cattle internationally, raised funding for concept, developed market for Wagyu beef (Japanese “Kobe Beef”); Planned international business model around unique market opportunity incorporating all aspects of product cycle; Recognized opportunity, conducted research to validate assumptions, wrote business plan, implemented plan



Doctor of International Business Administration (DIBA) – Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Master of Business Administration (MBA) –  Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration (BA) – University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Washington State (Inactive)
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) (Inactive)
Certified Management Accountant (CMA) (Inactive)
Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) (Inactive)
Six Sigma Green Belt

Professional Memberships

Sigma Beta Delta – International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration
International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Texas City Management Association (TCMA)
Texas Municipal League (TML)
Government Finance Officer’s Association (GFOA)
Government Finance Officer’s Association of Texas (GFOAT)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA)
Academy of International Business (AIB)


NE Tarrant Chamber of Commerce
Birdville Independent School District Leadership Program
John Peter Smith Hospital Joint Council
Northeast Leadership Forum (NLF)
Attended with Mayor – NE Tarrant Mayor’s Council; Tarrant Regional Transportation Council
Several church leadership activities and daily teaching of high-school youth during school session
Board of Visitors – School of Business, Pacific Lutheran University
Community Member – Institutional Biosafety Board, which is a component of Institutional Research Board, Washington State University
Wood Badge, Committee Member, Scoutmaster – Boy Scouts of America
Board Member of and chorister with Tacoma Opera, Chorister with Seattle Opera; Sang with Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park; Charter member of Grand Chorus of Dallas Millennial Choirs and Orchestra; Idaho Falls Symphony Chorale – Advent Concert in Vienna, Austria; University of Puget Sound Civic Chorus

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