Executive Team

Paul Atkinson

Chief Executive Officer

Paul-atkinson-2A native of Hampton Roads, his daily responsibilities include fiscal management and planning, program development, strategic initiatives and maintaining effective and productive relationships with state, local and national disability organizations.

When Mr. Atkinson was named Eggleston’s executive director in 1991 the organization had an annual revenue budget of less than $500,000 and served 125 persons with disabilities. Today the organization provides employment or services to over 700 persons with an annual revenue budget of $24 million dollars.

Mr. Atkinson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and began his professional career as a special education teacher. In addition to having worked in the public school system, Paul also worked within the state institutional system where he became aware of a variety of challenges facing persons with disabilities.

Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of the Hampton Roads Civic Leadership program, and is a past winner of the Virginia Beach Foundation’s Excellence in Non-profit leadership award. He serves on the executive board of Source America, a national organization of 500 non-profits providing disability employment services is currently the Chair-elect. He is a former president of vaACCSES, a state trade association for community rehabilitation programs, and former president of the National Council of Work Centers. He is also a mediator, licensed by the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Neil P. McNulty


Neil P. McNultyNeil P. McNulty is President of Eggleston and responsible to CEO Paul Atkinson for Eggleston’s operations, programs, services, organizational advancement, finances, and staff leadership. Previously, Neil served as president and CEO of two large Virginia-based nonprofit organizations; one statewide in healthcare, the second providing a variety of human services to the disadvantaged and underserved populations in eastern Virginia. In both assignments, Neil significantly expanded programs, services, funding, visibility, sustainment, and organizational impacts.

Prior to entering nonprofits, Neil founded and led for over twenty years a nationwide staffing company that specialized in placing transitioning military personnel into civilian careers, from junior enlisted to flag and general officers. With offices from Virginia Beach to Seattle, his business model remains preeminent for placing military transitioners within 30 miles of their most preferred locations and is the theme of the bestselling book he co-authored titled “The Quick 30/30 Job Solution”, © 2009 Impact Publications.

Quoted frequently in the national media and books, he has delivered college commencement, keynote, plenary and “expert panel” addresses. A former Marine Corps infantry officer, he served twenty years in active and reserve service to include commanding officer, general staff, and international law instructor assignments.

He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and he and his wife are the proud parents of three grown children.

Dennis Bailey

Chief Financial Officer

Dennis BaileyDennis Bailey serves as Chief Financial Officer for Eggleston. Dennis has been active in the Tidewater community in several organizations, and in his free time you can find him at the YMCA, the Kroc Center or at Northside Christian Church. Professionally, Dennis earned his Certified Public Accountant designation in 1992, and his career has included responsibilities as corporate controller, director of internal audit, and managing member of a Yorktown-based CPA firm. Dennis graduated from Liberty University in May 1989 and is an avid Flames fan. He and his wife Terry have shared life together for over 30 years. Their son, Hunter, is a graduate student at The University of Virginia.