Jack O'Donnell (lobbyist)

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Jack O'Donnell (Born September 23, 1974) is currently the Vice President & Communications Director for the New York State lobbying firm, Bolton St. Johns and author of Bitten by the Tiger, the true story about former New York State Governor William Sulzer the only Governor in the history of New York to ever be impeached. An expert in New York State politics and government, Jack has worked as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and served as Senior Policy Advisory specializing in economic development issues for the New York State Comptroller.Prior to accepting his position with Bolton St. Johns, O'Donnell opened his own Buffalo based lobbying firm, O'Donnell & Associates, LLC in 2001.[1][2]

O'Donnell's political experience includes working on campaigns for former President Bill Clinton, former New York Governors Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson, Senator Schumer, former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton and numerous others on the State and local levels.[1][2]

O'Donnell has received acclaim being described as "immensely talented" and a "world class politico" by Senator Schumer, as well as being distinguished by Buffalo's Business First and Albany's The Capitol as a rising leader receiving both of their prestigious "Forty under 40" awards.[1][2]

Jack is the son of John O'Donnell, a New York State Supreme Court Justice, and Denise O'Donnell, the current Director of Justice Assistance at the US Department of Justice in the Obama Administration. He is a graduate of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, Canisius College and the University at Buffalo Law School.Jack and his wife Marina split their time between Buffalo and New York City. Despite this, O'Donnell remains very active in the Buffalo community serving as: President of the Buffalo Police Foundation, member of the board of the Frank Lloyd Wright Boathouse, adjunct Professor at Canisius teaching a course on the U.S. Constitution and as Founder of Transplant Miracles Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support to transplant recipients and their families while actively involving himself with Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS).[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Jack O'Donnell". Bolton St. Johns. Bolton St. Johns. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "About Jack O'Donnell". Bitten by the Tiger by Jack O'Donnell. Retrieved 22 September 2014.