'The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce has given me wonderful access to the City Leaders and I have the utmost respect for all the individuals involved at the city planning level.'
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Sean O’Donnell joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Century City in November of 2015 and is a Senior Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor. Mr. O’Donnell was a Senior Vice President with UBS Financial Services, where he was a Partner at the Rodeo Wealth Management Group. Prior to his seven year tenure at UBS, he was with the Private Bank at Wells Fargo for nineteen years. He served as Chairman of the Board at the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce 2007/2008, and was the 2014/2015 President of the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills and previously served on the Rotary District 5280 Charitable Foundation Board. Sean was a member of the Executive Committee at the Maple Counseling Center for 10 years. Sean grew up in Manhattan Beach, the oldest of four boys, he attended Loyola High School and USC. Sean has been happily married to Davina for 29 years, living in Sherman Oaks, they have two boys, Evan and Ryan. Sean enjoys cycling with the Velo Club La Grange, spending time at the Jonathan Club and playing golf at El Caballero CC.
What is the favorite thing about your current job? I enjoy being an advocate for our clients acting in a fiduciary capacity to provide investing, lending, banking and insurance solutions. I act as a steward, providing a single point of contact for all the resources and solutions at Bank of America Merrill.
Where are you from originally? Manhattan Beach, CA
What are the top 3 reasons you enjoy the Beverly Hills business community? The business community is an integral part of the vibrant, dynamic and innovative Beverly Hills, serving the needs of those who live in the neighborhood, visit and work in such an internationally recognized city.
When did you join the Board? I believe it was in 2000, and I had the honor of serving as Chairman of the Board in 2007.
What is your favorite Chamber event? The Beverly Hills Back to Business | A Virtual Collaborative on June 30 because it showed that the Chamber is innovative, looking forward, and able to pivot to meet the needs of its membership.
What is one piece of advice you would give new Chamber members? Get involved, tell your story, make time to get to know as many members as you can, it is an amazing and diverse group of very successful people.
When you aren’t working for your company or the Chamber, what are your favorite pastimes? I enjoy riding my bike, playing golf, and recently, my son introduced me to sport climbing. Crazy I know, I’m afraid of heights, but, no better way to get over a phobia, face it head on!