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 leads day-to-day operations for clients within the energy industry. 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 his role as Membership Director 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.
Prior to AMS, Richie led customer service activities and sales team onboarding in the Boston, MA and Arlington, VA residential community markets for AvalonBay Communities
Richie and his wife, Meagan, live in Alexandria, VA with their baby girl, Mollie, and fur baby, Arnold “Palmer” O’Neill. “Rocks the Red” for the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. Golfing for 25 years; still searching for first hole-in-one!