He’s the founder of Parent University and the Executive Director of the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation (SECF). Now, Michael O’Neal is receiving national recognition for his work in the community as one of Fortune magazine’s “Heroes of the 500.”
The publication’s second annual list features the stories of 55 “Fortune 500” employees who are giving back to their communities in extraordinary ways. O’Neal was the only recipient from the Savannah area and one of only seven honorees from the state of Georgia.
He was nominated by International Paper, where he has worked as a maintenance electrician for the past 38 years.