Shelly O’Neill

Chief Operating Officer

Shelly O’Neill is chief operating officer of O’Neill and Associates.  In this capacity, Shelly oversees all aspects of the firm with an emphasis on operations and business development. In addition, Shelly leads O’Neill and Associates community relations practice, providing real estate developers and other clients with grassroots and government relations strategies to achieve their goals. Her expertise includes state and local permitting, zoning and licensing, as well as environmental issues. Combining grassroots organizing with media and government relations, Shelly has lead teams on behalf of such clients as AT&T Wireless, Sovereign Bank, Walsh Brothers Construction, Lowes Home Improvement Centers and Tishman Construction.

Prior to joining O’Neill and Associates, Shelly was an aide to U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.  In this role, she was responsible for overseeing all constituent services related to city and local matters, health and human services, education, labor and banking issues.

Shelly serves on the Board of the Boston Harbor Association and the National Braille Press and is a member of the Boston College Club. She is active with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Bone Marrow Donor Search Fund. In 2004, the Boston Junior Chamber of Commerce honored Shelly with its Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award. Shelly holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston College.