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February 5, 1957 |
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Trixia Gomez Carpio|
|Residence||Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|Alma mater||Rowan University (B.A.)|
|Profession||President, The Legacy Companies
Talk Show Host
Neal Asbury (born May 2, 1957) is an American entrepreneur and Chief Executive of The Legacy Companies. In addition to being an advocate of entrepreneurship and free enterprise, he is a published author, and he hosts the nationally syndicated talk radio show Neal Asbury's Made In America.
Neal Asbury attended Jefferson Township High School in Jefferson Township, New Jersey. After graduation he enrolled in Rowan University in New Jersey. Neal graduated from Rowan University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.
Neal married Elizabeth Trixia Gomez Carpio, an actress from the Philippines, on December 29, 1984. They have two daughters, Alyssa Kyla Asbury and Anjelica Dawn Asbury.
After graduating from Rowan State University Neal began working in the mail room of a Fifth Avenue food service exporter. A year later, Asbury moved on to Manila, working as director of sales for a large trading company and traveling to capitals throughout the Far East. Seven years later, he founded Asbury Worldwide. In 1987, "Asbury Worldwide" grew to include twelve distribution facilities around the globe. In 1989, Neal began FAB Asia, Inc. in Manila, Philippines which was the Asian fabricator of commercial kitchens for McDonald's as well as other American restaurant chains.
After selling his group of companies in July 1999, Mr. Asbury established Greenfield World Trade which is a global trading company selling and servicing American manufactured products in over 130 countries to both the retail and commercial markets. He acquired J. Cobo (a distribution company with operations throughout Latin America), General (a manufacturer of food preparation equipment), Zeroll (a manufacturer of kitchen gadgets), and Omega (a manufacturer of electrical kitchen appliances).
Awards and Distinctions
Asbury has received the E-Star Export Award and the Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Asbury's company was recognized as National Champion Exporter of The Year(2008) after they first were recognized in February as "Exporter of the Year" for Florida, which was preceded by being selected as the Region IV Exporter of the Year, covering the Southeast United States. "Greenfield World Trade's Neal Asbury Named SBA's National Champion Exporter of the Year". He was also a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010.
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 also the chairman of the Export University National Oversight Committee.
Additionally, he is vice chairman of the District Export Council National Steering Committee and chairman of the Florida District Export Council, appointed to serve by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Asbury also serves as a member of the International Advisory Committee to Governor Charlie Crist of Florida and he is a member of the International Policy Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. He has testified before the Philippine Senate on multiple occasions on foreign trade.
Radio Show and Blog
Each week Asbury hosts a nationally broadcast talk radio show, Neal Asbury's Made In America, (formerly Truth For America), produced by Atlantic Radio Network. It is syndicated around the country by Radio America and deals with topics relating to America’s entrepreneurial spirit and the "American Dream".
Asbury also writes the Conscientious Equity blog, which focuses on his interest for small business, entrepreneurship and the benefits of expanding the U.S. role in global commerce. Topics discussed on the Conscientious Equity blog range from the health care crisis to job creation to international trade. Asbury’s blog entries are often syndicated online, appearing on such sites as Moneynews.com. 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.
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