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Scott O'Neil

'92 VSB

CEO, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center

Favorite class at VSB and why?

I loved every Marketing class I took. Dr. Bonner and Dr. Hill were incredible professors whose guidance, counsel and teaching provided a strong foundation that I still rely on today.

Most important thing you learned?

Research, data and an analytic approach are critical places to start when making decisions.

Favorite Villanova memory?

It is too hard to pinpoint one memory, whether it was the basketball games, APD fraternity fun, intramurals, Smokey Joe’s, or wedding weekend. I could go on forever. The journey was incredible and way too many memories were made to count. I do appreciate and recognize that the collection of experiences I had, the friends I made, and the faculty and staff that challenged me to think bigger and differently in those formative years shaped who I am today and who I aspire to be tomorrow.

What are you currently reading?

Creativity, Inc. by Amy Wallace and Edwin Catmull, but my favorite book of all time is Leadership and Self Deception by the Arbinger Institute.

Where to find Scott