Staff Spotlight: Patrick O’Neil, Vice President of Finance and Operations

Pat serves as the Chamber’s Vice President of Finance and Operations. Prior to joining the Chamber, he spent six years managing the accounting and finance for the North American branch of Garmont.  Patrick received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Vermont and is a lifelong resident of Essex, Vermont. Patrick enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, skiing and hockey.

What three traits define you?
Observant, logical, dedicated

What is your personal philosophy?
We are defined by our actions, not by our words

What is one thing you could not live without?
Peanut Butter

What is the one thing you cannot resist?
Chocolate

What is your greatest fear?
Developing a peanut allergy

Where is your favorite place to be?
Lake George

What is your favorite thing to do?
Quietly observe the natural world

Where is the best place you have traveled to and why?
Zion National Park because of the stunning geographical features

What is the weirdest job you have ever had?
Teen Dance Club Bouncer

What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
The Internet

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
Formula One Driver

How do you define success?
Leaving something better than you found it

What is the best book you have ever read?
The Girl with Seven Names

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I taught myself to juggle

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