Mark Neal, of South Bend, is the chief operating officer of Bradley Company, a commercial real estate solutions provider in Northern Indiana and Western Michigan. Prior to joining the company in January, Neal served as city controller for South Bend and as deputy mayor during Mayor Pete Buttigieg's deployment to Afghanistan in 2014. Prior to joining Mayor Buttigieg’s administration, Neal led his own executive and financial management consulting firm, KRS Financial, and previously served as vice president and chief financial officer for Press Ganey Associates in South Bend. Neal graduated from the University of Notre Dame and earned an MBA from George Washington University. He serves on the board of directors of the YMCA of Michiana and is the incoming 2016 chief volunteer officer. He is also president of the Michiana chapter of Financial Executives International and serves on the board of directors of the South Bend Parks Department. Neal lives in South Bend with his wife, Kathleen, and their three children.