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Joe O'Donnell '22 Contributor Since 2022

Owner | Allied Global Marketing


“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. How do you go from humble roots to success in all walks of life? Be true to yourself no matter how intimidating the surroundings and always be open to growth and learning,” says Joe O’Donnell, who grew up in a tough, blue-collar town and went on to graduate from Harvard University and Harvard Business School.

He has become one of Harvard’s most devoted and inspiring leaders and has been recognized as one of the most influential people in Boston. O’Donnell founded the Boston Culinary Group and is owner of Allied Global Marketing. Of his many philanthropic efforts, the one that is closest to his heart is the Joey Fund, which he and his wife, Kathy, started to honor the memory of their son, Joey, who died at age 12 of cystic fibrosis.

Thought Leadership By Joe:

Being Yourself Has the Greatest Professional Impact

Transitioning to the top-ranked Harvard University from a modest Massachusetts household taught me this great...
By Joe O'Donnell | Allied Global Marketing