Dr. Trenese McNealy

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Dr. Trenese McNealy
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Trenese LaShay Gordon

Hinesville, GA
NationalityAfrican American
Alma mater
OrganizationDr. Trenese L. McNealy, LLC
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Spouse(s)Brian McNealy
Parent(s)Ray and Mahalia Gordon
RelativesKaneetha Grant, Ray Gordon, Jr., and Marcella Knight

Dr. Trenese McNealy is an American entrepreneur, author, and life coach, best known for her expertise in program and project management.[1] She is the CEO of Dr. Trenese L. McNealy, LLC., a professional service and management consultation company. With over 10 years of experience in program, project, and grant management, Dr. McNealy has a Certified Associate in Project Management.[2][3]

McNealy has been featured in numerous publications, including Women's Health, The Chicago Journal, New York Weekly, Entertainment Monthly News, New York Wire, and US Reporter. She has also been a guest on various television shows and podcasts, including The Connect Show Texas, Black Connections, LLC, Business Talk Library, ShaibabyTV, and WTOC 11 Mid-Morning Live, as well as The Legendary KYOK 1140AM/92.3 Gospel Radio Station, the VoyageATL Podcast, and The Joseph Bonner Show Podcast.[4][5]

Early life and education

Dr. Trenese McNealy was born on April 15, 1984, and raised in Riceboro, Georgia, a small town located in Liberty County. She is the daughter of Ray and Mahalia Gordon.

McNealy attended Georgia Southern University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design with a Minor in Management. She then pursued a Master of Business Administration degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Later on, McNealy earned a Doctor of Business Administration degree in Project Management from Walden University, where her research focused on the effectiveness of project management methodologies in non-profit organizations.


McNealy began her career at her family-owned business, Best Cut Lawn Care, before moving on to work at 100 Black Men of America, Inc. for 12 years in various roles within the Programs Department.[6]

In 2020, McNealy established her own professional service and management consultation company, Dr. Trenese L. McNealy, LLC., where she focuses on helping moms maintain a healthy work-life balance to achieve their goals and provides organizations with consulting services through successful program and project management strategies.[7]

Aside from her work as a project management professional and entrepreneur, McNealy was also the CEO of LaShay’s DESIGNS, an online fashion boutique, which she operated for 14 years and closed in 2023.[8][9][10]


  • "Mommy’s Goals vs. Reality: Managing School, Work, and Family" (2018)
  • "Glambitious Guide to Being a Mompreneur in 2020" (co-authored)
  • "A Mother’s Struggle to Success" (upcoming)

Awards and recognitions

Throughout her career, Dr. Trenese McNealy has been recognized for her outstanding contributions and achievements. Some of the awards and honors she has received include:

  • 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Service Award (2021)
  • Atlanta, GA Adult Prom Queen (2018)
  • Delta Mu Delta Scholar Board Award (2016)
  • James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award (2016) - PMI Educational Foundation North America Congress
  • Mrs. Henry County Georgia International Pageant (2012-2013)
  • Mrs. Elite Beauty National USA Pageant (Summer 2012)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Nu Rho Omega Chapter) Volunteer of the Year (2009)
  • Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities (2005)

Personal life

McNealy is married to Brian McNealy, and they have three children: Brielle, Bryce, and Brayden McNealy. They currently reside in Hampton, Georgia. In her free time, Dr. McNealy enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and starting new ventures.

In the media



  1. "#BEYOUROWN MEETS DR. TRENESE MCNEALY". BEYOUROWN. 13 February 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2023.
  2. "Dr. Trenese L. McNealy Ceaselessly Empowers Mothers Through Her Inspiring Platforms - The Chicago Journal". thechicagojournal.com. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 28 February 2023.
  3. "dr-trenese-l-mcnealy-ignites-entrepreneurial-spirits-of-moms". usreporter. Retrieved 28 February 2023.
  4. "Dr. Trenese L. McNealy's New Book, "A Mother's Struggle to Success," Is Coming Soon - New York Weekly". nyweekly.com. 22 December 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2023.
  5. Stories, Local. "Meet Dr. Trenese LaShay McNealy of LaShay's DESIGNS® in Hampton - Voyage ATL Magazine | ATL City Guide". voyageatl.com. Retrieved 28 February 2023.
  6. "Dr. Trenese L. McNealy Is Gearing Up To Release Her New Book, "A Mother's Struggle to Success" - Entertainment Monthly News". emonthlynews.com. 4 December 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2023.
  7. "Top 25 People To Follow in 2020 - New York Wire". nywire.com. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2023.
  8. "Meet Dr. Trenese McNealy | Author & Entrepreneur". SHOUTOUT ATLANTA. 29 September 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2023.
  9. "Virtual 2021 Mommies and Mimosas Mother's Day Luncheon: Saturday, May 8". LookWeAreIncluded.com. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2023.
  10. "Shinjini Das - Power 20 Magazine - January 2020 by Power20 Magazine - Issuu". issuu.com. Retrieved 28 February 2023.

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