Sean O'Neill is co-founder and president of the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition (OREC). O'Neill is also founder and principal of Symmetrix Public Relations & Communications Strategies , "where he serves the non-profit, energy, and human resources industries." 
Prior to founding Symmetrix, Mr. O’Neill served as Director of Public Affairs for U.S. Generating Company from 1993 to 2001, "directing communications and public affairs programs in eighteen states supporting the development of over 8,000 megawatts of electric power generation." 
O'Neill "has served numerous non-profit and non-governmental organizations in developing programs to encourage the development of ocean renewable technologies, electric industry deregulation, water conservation, municipal solid waste management and public safety contributing to broad public policy changes at state and federal levels, increased water and energy conservation, recycling, and seat belt use. His publications include: Public Acceptance: A Siting Imperative, for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Teaming Legal and Communication Services, for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly; Minority Participation in Government Contracting, for the County of San Diego; and, Disaster Preparedness Capabilities in San Diego County, for the National Science Foundation."