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Mr. Walter O'Brien J. Jr.

Incoming President of the Board of Directors

Richmond Symphony

HQ Phone: (804) 788-4717

Richmond Symphony

STE 401, 612 E GRACE ST

RICHMOND, Virginia 23219

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. The Symphony has been a member of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Orchestra Program since its inception in 1999. As a non-profit corporation, the Ric ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Executive Director
Privacy Leadership Initiative

Director
CHARLES & COLVARD LTD

President
National Advertising Review Council

President
NARC-National Advertising Review Council

Director General, Moderator
International Advertising Association

Director
Ogilvy & Mather

Affiliations

Board Member
Richmond Symphony

Board Member
The Steward School

Board Member
The Ad Council

Manager, Successful Strategic Realignment
J. Walter Thompson Company

Founder
O'Reilly

Board of Advisors Member
Ford

Board Member
James Webb Young Fund at the University of Illinois

Education



Marquette University

Web References (103 Total References)


Wally O'Brien, the incoming ...

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Wally O'Brien, the incoming president of the Richmond Symphony's board of directors, has been Smith's colleague for three years, and says, "Mark has done a superb job with the symphony.

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(With Smith leaving his Richmond position after the 2008-9 season, O'Brien adds, "Although it makes the people in the opera and the ballet down here shudder a bit to lose the brightest star in our artistic galaxy ... .")


Wally O'Brien, the incoming ...

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Wally O'Brien, the incoming president of the Richmond Symphony's board of directors, has been Smith's colleague for three years, and says, "Mark has done a superb job with the symphony.

...
(With Smith leaving his Richmond position after the 2008-9 season, O'Brien adds, "Although it makes the people in the opera and the ballet down here shudder a bit to lose the brightest star in our artistic galaxy ... .")


Ethics and the Day of Reckoning for Direct Marketers

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Walter J. O'Brien, former president and COO of J. Walter Thompson USA, advocated this view in the July 1998 issue of Nation's Business, saying that self-regulation is preferable to government regulation, where "there is always a wrongdoer.


Walter O'Brien Walter ...

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Walter O'Brien Walter (Wally) J. O'Brien, Jr. is the grandparent of a current eighth-grade student and a former member of the Board of Trustees.

Wally spent most of his professional life at J. Walter Thompson when it was the world's largest and preeminent communications company. His leadership skills and team-building abilities made him a major contributor to world-class client success. As a member of J. Walter Thompson's Board of Directors, he worked with companies such as IMB, Ford, Unilever, De Beers, Coors, Kraft, Gillette, McDonnell Douglas, Hyatt Hotels, Pepsi, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Quaker, Kodak, Rolex, Sprint, US Air, Toys R Us, Nestle, Goodyear, and the U.S. Marine Corps.
After leaving J. Walter Thompson, Wally founded O'Reilly, O'Brien, Clow Inc. and later became president of Hill Holliday advertising.
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Wally was later recruited by Ogilvy & Mather to oversee the Ford of Europe account in 17 countries. Before retiring in 2005, he was CEO of the International Advertising Association, an organization that operates in 97 countries.
After graduating from Marquette University, Wally completed the Advanced Advertising Planning Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business and the Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has served on Marquette's Advisory Council and the Steering Committee at the University of Richmond. He was also a board member of the James Webb Young Fund at the University of Illinois and a past chairman of the American Reading Council and the "Off the Street Club for Boys and Girls."


Richmond Symphony

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Walter J. O'Brien, Jr.

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