Dr O’Neill has been serving as WEF interim executive director since Jeff Eger resigned in July 2013. Prior to that, she was deputy executive director of WEF.
 
“Dr O’Neill is an experienced association executive with strong water sector knowledge based on diverse domestic and international experience,” said WEF president Sandra Ralston. “She has a proven track record during her 20-plus years with WEF delivering highly successful technical programming, increasing revenues and building partnerships.”
 
Before becoming deputy executive director in 2011, Dr O’Neill served as WEF’s chief technical officer. Prior to joining WEF, she worked as an academic and environmental consultant in the US and in Europe.