Bob O'Neill is the Executive Director of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), a professional and education organization representing appointed managers and administrators in local governments throughout the world.
In addition to serving as President of the National Academy of Public Administration, Mr. O'Neill previously served as Fairfax County Executive from 1997 to 2000. In that position, he oversaw Virginia's largest general-purpose local government with an annual operating budget of $2 billion and approximately 11,000 employees. In 1999, he launched a series of initiatives focused on performance and results management, including a pay system with variable awards based on performance. Mr. O'Neill's reinvention of the government of Hampton, Virginia as city manager between 1984 and 1997 was widely recognized by organizations such as the National League of Cities and Public Technology, Inc.
In 1996 Mr. O'Neill on the prestigious National Public Service Award presented by the National Academy of Public Administration and the American Society for Public Administration; the award recognizes individuals who have made a difference in public administration for a sustained length of time.