About Neal Asbury
When it comes to advocating on behalf of entrepreneurship and free enterprise, there is no one more passionate about these topics than Neal Asbury, chief executive of The Legacy Companies. As a reflection of his political and business acumen, he is a sought-after guest on national network television news shows that include FOX, CNN, CNBC and ABC. His blog www.conscientiousequity.com is must-reading for those looking for an unvarnished perspective on issues and news that affect us all. His thought and opinion pieces frequently appear on Newsmax, AOL News and other key online media. He is frequently quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde and other well-known print media.
His first book “Conscientious Equity: An American Entrepreneur’s Solutions to the World’s Greatest Problems” published by Palgrave MacMillan has been well received. John D. Negroponte, former United States Deputy Secretary of State and first Director of National Intelligence, has said “This is a valuable contribution to our discussion about how to get economies, including our own, going again.” Conscientious Equity is available wherever books are sold.
Adding to his national presence on television and in print, each week Neal hosts the nationally syndicated talk radio show “Neal Asbury’s Truth For America”, produced by Atlantic Radio Network and syndicated around the country including such stations as WZAB-AM 880 The Biz (Miami/Ft Lauderdale); WGKA-920 (Atlanta); KSEV (Houston/Galveston); 1500 AM (Washington D.C./Fredericksburg), KDOW-1220 (San Francisco/San Jose); and KKOL-1300 (Seattle/Tacoma). “Truth for America” is affiliated with Bloomberg Radio and CNBC and broadcasts from Coral Gables, Florida and Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. It is streamed live on the Internet at www.truthforamerica.com and can be downloaded at iTunes.
Mr. Asbury has been an entrepreneur involved in global business since graduating from Rowan University in New Jersey in 1979. He relocated to Asia in 1980 to represent the interests of several U.S. manufacturers throughout the region.
In 1987, he founded Asbury WorldWide a manufacturer and exporter of foodservice equipment with distribution facilities around the globe. After selling his group of companies’ in1999, Mr. Asbury established Greenfield World Trade, a global trading company selling and servicing American manufactured products in over 100 countries to both the retail and commercial markets. Today, that company has become The Legacy Companies, which includes J. Cobo (a distribution company with operations throughout Latin America); General (a manufacturer of food preparation equipment); Zeroll (a manufacturer of high end kitchen gadgets) and Omega (a manufacturer of electrical kitchen appliances).
Recognized nationally and internationally for his support of U.S. exports and fair trade, Neal was named the 2008 recipient of the coveted United States National Champion Exporter of the Year Award. His advocacy has taken him to address the United Nations at the Commission of Trade and Development, as well as frequent speaking engagements at Universities, Government Events and Trade Associations.
No stranger to Capitol Hill, Mr. Asbury has received the President’s E-Star Export Award and the Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce. He is a founding faculty member of Export University (a collaboration between the District Export Council and the U.S. Department of Commerce). He is the chairman of Export University, Inc. which provides export training in more than twenty states. He is vice chairman of the District Export Council National Steering Committee appointed to serve by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
Neal Asbury resides in Weston, Florida with his wife, Elizabeth and two daughters, Anjelica and Alyssa.