former Secretary of the US Treasury
Paul O’Neill most recently served as the 72nd Secretary of the US Treasury from 2001 to 2002.
Previously, O’Neill was the chairman and CEO of Alcoa from 1987 to 1999 and retired as chairman at the end of 2000. Prior to joining Alcoa, O’Neill was president of International Paper Company from 1985 to 1987, where he was vice president from 1977 to 1985.
Formerly, O’Neill worked as a computer systems analyst with the U.S. Veterans Administration from 1961 to 1966 and served on the staff of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 1967 to 1977. Additionally, he was the deputy director of OMB from 1974 to 1977.
A Saint Louis, Mo. native, O’Neill received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Fresno State College and his master’s degree in public administration from Indiana University. He is currently retired.