(Editor's note: This article by HRCCE Program Fellow Mike Knepler is reprinted under "Fair Use" from the Winter 2014 issue of Monarch Magazine, Old Dominion University's quarterly magazine for alumni. You can download the entire magazine as a PDF by clicking HERE.)
Not only was Robert J. “Bob” O’Neill Jr. a summa cum laude political science student at Old Dominion University, but the 1973 alum has developed a reputation for giving good advice to city and county managers around the world.
O’Neill, executive director of the 9,000-member International City/County Management Association since 2002, also found time to serve on ODU’s Board of Visitors for 12 years (1992-96, 2005-13) and to speak with organizations throughout Hampton Roads.