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Luke O'Neill

Luke’s work in leadership-focused education began when he joined Outward Bound in 1990 and earned his WFR certification with WMA. Over the course of his 31 years with Outward Bound, Luke has led sea kayaking, sailing, backpacking, mountaineering, and scuba diving courses for several different Outward Bound schools in places including the Maine Coast, San Juan Islands, North Cascades, Florida Keys, Everglades, Panama, Croatia, Israel, Slovakia, and Cyprus. He has also served as a program manager and facilitator for both Outward Bound Professional and Outward Bound Peacebuilding.

His career has also involved launching and leading educational ventures including American Explorers, a program of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Shackleton School, an independent high school in the Boston area, The Henderson International School, a member of the Meritas family of independent schools, and The Cape May Fund. Prior to his work in education, Luke worked as a corporate attorney in Greenwich, Connecticut for Whitman & Ransom.

Luke holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University.