Richie O’Neill joined AMS in 2009. During his decade in association management, Richie has worked for international and national associations and has provided strategic guidance
to clients in a variety of areas including operations, membership, communication, meetings/conference, and board management. His association experience spans industries including energy, manufacturing, finance, and investment.
Currently, Richie serves as the Executive Director of the GridWise Alliance (GWA) and the Membership Director of the Energy Storage Association (ESA). At GWA, Richie works with the CEO to manage the production of the Alliance’s key industry products including the Grid Modernization Index, an annual grading of state grid modernization improvements, and the GridWise Forum, a series of events and webinars elevating the priority issues facing the electric grid. In this role with ESA, Richie leads annual strategic membership outreach campaigns aimed at communicating the value of the Association to current and prospective members. His communications expertise played a large role in the overall success of the Association’s membership retention efforts, which in 2018, experienced its highest renewal rate.
Earlier in his AMS tenure, Richie provided direct support to the Executive Director of the Sorptive Mineral Institute as the group implemented its strategic activities following their victory in a landmark regulatory decision.
Richie is a member of the American Society of Association Executives. He has a B.A. in Mass Communications from Towson University. Richie and his wife, Meagan, live in Alexandria, VA with their baby girl, Mollie, and puppy, Palmer.