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?
What is the one thing you cannot resist?
What is your greatest fear?
Developing a peanut allergy
Where is your favorite place to be?
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?
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