(August 6, 2015 – Hamilton, Ontario)  The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) is pleased to announce the appointment of George O’Neill to the position of CEO.

George comes to RAHB after serving as Managing Partner and Broker of Record of O’Neill Advisors Inc. in Toronto.  Having an avid interest in the role of social media in marketing, George successfully lobbied the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) on the importance of social media, and wrote the Social Media Marketing Course for Real Estate as a continuing education credit course.  He delivered the course to members of organized real estate across the province of Ontario.  He also organized and chaired annual conferences on real estate marketing and founded the Real Estate Marketing Toronto (reMarkTO) group for information sharing on marketing topics.

George was also previously Vice President, Advisory Services with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where among other responsibilities, he advised Boards of Directors and senior management teams on effective corporate governance structures and policies.  He also served as Senior Manager, Strategy and Operations Management Consulting with Deloitte Consulting, and as Director of IT Client Services and Mergers and Acquisitions with HydroOne.

George holds a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation with the International Business Brokers Association, an MBA and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.

George is married and has two daughters.

George will join the association effective August 24, 2015.  Current RAHB CEO Ross Godsoe will be retiring from RAHB on August 31 after serving the association since 2001.