MaryAnn O’Neill

MaryAnn O’Neill is one of America’s outstanding sports professionals under the age of 40 who demonstrates leadership, professional excellence and a commitment. She is also a gifted communicator who thinks deeply about – and can quickly assess – complex issues, then translate those thoughts into straightforward ideas and recommendations.

A successful entrepreneur in the medical field in her 20s, O’Neill introduced, structured, developed, and closed a multi-year, multi-million dollar title sponsorship deal for a PGA TOUR Champions golf tournament that was in dire-need of funding to continue to exist. In addition, she introduced and finalized an official licensing agreement with the PGA TOUR’s Championship Management division regarding security at their events worldwide. Noted for her skills as a fund-raiser, O’Neill raised a multi-million dollar amount to form a new event security agency with an exclusive agreement with California-based Rapiscan Systems and S2 Global.

She is a standout in a male-dominated business and her colleagues praise her ability to negotiate with competence, care, efficiency and effectiveness.

As an accomplished athlete and Division 1 Varsity Crew Team member for most of her college career, Ms. O’Neill stays active both personally and professionally.  Ms. O’Neill is a graduate and former Faculty Advisor to Launch the Venture Entrepreneurship Program at Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina where she studied sports management.  She also has a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College in Romance Languages and is of native proficiency in the French language.