CEO Of Billion Dollar Brand Shares Valuable Life Lessons

Leading a global organization to over $1 billion in market capitalization, including responsibility for 2000 employees, requires nothing short of maximum effort, dedication, and round-the-clock commitment.

Even with the all-encompassing demands as Chief Executive Officer, John O’Donnell has never shortchanged his family.

In fact, family is priority number one.

As part of Project 24, we are thrilled to feature John O’Donnell, Chief Executive Officer and President of Neenah Paper.  Of the many outstanding points of advice, John shares, “If my wife or children call the office, I’ve made it a point to treat the call as a blessing and never an intrusion.”

Read more about the values and lessons that drive this CEO to balance the amazing responsibilities of leading a billion dollar, global organization with a family-first priority.

Click HERE to access the complete interview with John O’Donnell.


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Founder Todd Garreston

With over 15 years of experience leading market share growth initiatives of top consumer brands in Fortune 500 and privately-held business environments, Todd Garretson advises and helps organizations identify new growth potential, craft strategy that moves people to action and enhance overall performance.

Having a passion for helping people and organizations to unlock dormant growth potential, Todd writes and speaks for audiences in three core areas: business growth strategy, leadership and personal / professional growth.

Residing in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Lauri, and their four children, weekends and free time are spent with family, coaching youth sports, and sharing his passion for fitness and nutrition.