Sibcy Cline Employee Spotlight: Michelle McNeal

  • Title: Supervisor, DMM 
  • Hometown: Taylorsville, OH (near Hillsboro) 
  • Current home: Eastgate area 
  • Proudest life accomplishment: My kids, of course; but also being a “Nana” to 4 wonderful grandkids. 
  • Favorite local hangouts: Padrino’s, Scene 75 

Sometimes life presents you with moments when you have a unique opportunity to do something of extreme importance in service to someone else. That opportunity presented itself to Michelle McNeal and her family on Sunday, June 14, 2020.   

Returning home from a lake vacation, the McNeal family pulled into their subdivision and saw the police standing at the door of their neighbor’s house. Soon they found out there had been a horrific domestic violence incident resulting in the death of both parents. The three kids now had no mother or father and no family in the area, since they had moved to the U.S. from Cameroon, Africa nearly sixteen years ago.  

“I couldn’t help but think, ‘If that was my children, who would be there to help them?’” Michelle said. They offered to take the kids in and within two weeks had legal custody.   

It was this act of generosity during that moment of extreme need that earned Michelle the Pamela D. Sibcy Community Service Award for 2021. Michelle was presented the award on September 10 at Sibcy Cline’s annual “Celebrate” awards event.   

Michelle, who is the supervisor for direct mail marketing and has been with Sibcy Cline for 20 years this year, credits the flexibility of being able to work from home during COVID as one of the things that has made the transition to her new family life go smoothly. In addition, she values her co-workers who help create a supportive work environment that “overall, feels like my family.”   

The feeling of family is something that Michelle knows well—and has a gift for creating, not just at work but in her own home. Within a few months, the counselors the family worked with reported the kids were very comfortable at the McNeal home and had adjusted well to the change. “They are all happy to be under one roof together…they call it ‘home’,” Michelle said.   

In the video below, Michelle shares her story:  

“Michelle is so very deserving of this award. She has changed the lives for three young people! After working closely with her for many years, her kindness and generosity are very evident. I was honored to have the Community Service Award given to her in my name,” said Pam Sibcy.

This is the first year the community service award has been named for Pam Sibcy. Over her 40-year career with Sibcy Cline, Pam has been involved with numerous charitable organizations including the American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, Kidney Foundation, Good Samaritan Hospital, Summit Country Day School, Cincinnati Zoo (Zoofari), Cincinnati Bicentennial Salute to Our Stars, Aronoff Center’s grand opening, Dress for Success, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, and many others. Pam (and Rob Sibcy) endowed the Sibcy House at The Lindner Center of HOPE as well as co-chaired the capital campaign. 

Pam is the VP of Marketing for Sibcy Cline, married to Chairman of the Board Rob Sibcy, and is the mother of the company’s president, Robin Sheakley. She places a high value on giving back to the community and initiated the Sibcy Cline community service award many years ago to recognize agents and employees who are doing outstanding work to serve others. 

“Pam is the most compassionate and caring person and she makes working with her feel like family,” Michelle said.  “I’m incredibly honored to be recognized for this award, but the fact that Pam is so respected in the community for her commitment to service makes it even more special.” 

Michelle McNeal and Pam Sibcy pose together onstage after Michelle was awarded the Pamela D. Sibcy Community Service Award at September’s annual “Celebrate” event.
Pam Sibcy, Michelle McNeal, and her husband Jeff McNeal talk at the “Celebrate” awards event, held at Waypoint Aviation in Cincinnati.

Cyndi Scarpelli Earns Sibcy Cline’s Community Service Award for 2014

Pam Sibcy (right) is bestowing the 2014 Community Service award to Cyndi Scarpelli

Pam Sibcy (right) is bestowing the 2014 Community Service award to Cyndi Scarpelli

Cyndi Scarpelli, Vice President/Sales Manager of the Beavercreek Sibcy Cline office has been named the company’s Community Service Award winner for 2014. She received this honor at the company’s Celebration of Success on September 4, 2014.

Cyndi’s volunteerism is extensive: She has volunteered at local soup kitchens; Rebuilding Dayton Together (neighborhood revitalization projects); sponsored children through Compassion International; and is involved in Cancer Hope Ministry, where she writes notes of encouragement to those who are suffering with cancer.

In 2006, Cyndi (along with two other friends) formed the “Three Hearts Committee” to sponsor an annual Valentine’s Day Dance to support various charities. The sell-out dance has benefitted Habitat for Humanity; The Other Place (helps to end homelessness in Dayton, Ohio); as well as A Special Wish Foundation (which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.) Gary Auman, a board member of “A Special Wish Foundation” says of Cyndi, “She is a very giving and dedicated lady who puts her whole heart into making the event one to remember and provide the maximum benefit for our Wish Kids! Over the years that Three Hearts has held the dance benefitting Wish Kids we have averaged over $50,000 each year.”

Cyndi is also very involved with the Dayton Area Board of Realtors. She has served on the community service task force, professional standards committee, technology committee, and grievance committee; and was a member of the first Dayton Area Board of Realtors’ leadership program. She serves on the committee that organizes the Dayton Regional Ambassador Class (in which Realtors can learn about all the rich and vast history in Dayton to better sell the community.) Currently, she’s running for a director’s postion at the Dayton Area Board of Realtors and hopes to represent all of its members. Last year all of her contributions to the board were honored as she was named Dayton Manager of the Year.

Says Cyndi, “My motto is to remember that making a living is not the same as making a life.  I truly believe not to let a day pass without making it count.”