Serving as President and CEO of Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) since 1998, Gloria O’Neill has led the organization’s growth in becoming one of the major social service providers in Alaska. Through rigorous attention to community-based results, Ms. O’Neill has established CITC’s national reputation as a leading innovator of effective and replicable approaches to overcoming disparities in education, employment, family preservation and substance dependency. CITC provides nearly 50 essential programs serving more than 12,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people each year.
Ms. O’Neill currently serves as a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents. She is also a member of the Alaskan Command Civilian Advisory Boardand Founder of Upper One Games, LLC. In her role of President and CEO of CITC Enterprises Inc. (CEI), Ms. O’Neill serves as Executive Chair and board member of E-Line Ventures, LLC.
At the national level, Ms. O’Neill was appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to serve on the Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC), and is a former member of the Department of the Interior Tribal/Interior Budget Council and the Race and Ethnicity Advisory Committee of the U.S. Census Bureau. Ms. O’Neill also served as a Board member of the National CASA Association, and is a Fellow of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Family Fellowship Program.
Ms. O’Neill earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Alaska Pacific University, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Originally from Soldotna, Alaska, Ms. O’Neill is of Yup’ik and Irish descent.