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Kevin O'Neil

Kevin O'Neil

Kevin has fashioned a communications career of unusual dynamism and diversity: news reporter, award-winning copywriter and creative director, advertising agency president, creative consultant to leading corporations, content developer and university professor.

He has been the senior creative executive at both globe-straddling agency networks and creative boutiques on a glittering array of world-class brands including IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Sara Lee, Hanes, Panasonic, Lego, AT&T, Lexmark, Unilever and Bacardi. His work has been recognized by every major creative award competition and he has been featured in the Wall Street Journal's Creative Leaders Series, a distinction limited to the advertising industry¹s most accomplished creative practitioners.

His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Carolina Quarterly and been cited in The Best American Short Stories of the Year, published annually by Houghton-Mifflin. He has recently published articles in Sports Illustrated, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Golf Magazine and through Scripps-Howard newspapers. He is the founding editor of Distance Learning Today, a quarterly supplement to USA TODAY dedicated to the explosive online learning sector. He is currently on the faculty of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Kevin was born in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Princeton University and earned an M.A. at Hollins College on a fiction-writing fellowship.