David Meehan – Program Officer at the Citi Foundation
David Meehan is a Program Officer at the Citi Foundation and oversees key partnerships within their Community Solutions and Youth Economic Opportunities portfolios.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sociology from Hampshire College and also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Early Life and Education
David O’Sullivan Meehan was born in 1820 to John Meehan and Ellen Meehan (nee Sullivan). He wed Mary Meehan around 1849 and they had 6 children: Wm. Meehan, James D Meehan and 4 other children.
David Meehan is a Senior Managing Associate at Sidley in Chicago, IL. He provides advice to public and private companies on a range of transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations.
He also has extensive expertise in general corporate matters, such as commercial contracts, executive employment and incentive arrangements, management agreements and corporate governance.
David has been inducted into the Society of American Corporate Counsel (SACC) and serves on its Business Law Committee. He frequently speaks on various topics related to private equity and venture capital investments, including legal and financial considerations.
David Meehan began his professional life at Bankers Financial Corporation and First Community Bank. Subsequently, he joined the Citi Foundation where he managed key partnerships within their Community Solutions and Youth Economic Opportunities portfolios.
David Meehan has amassed extensive experience in the insurance and banking industries through these jobs, which enabled him to form relationships with clients and customers that remain to this day.
He is an affable individual who always puts his customers’ needs first and strives to help them reach their objectives. Additionally, his expertise within the insurance and banking industries makes him highly sought-after by customers.
Achievements and Honors
David Meehan has had a storied career in music. He’s created and arranged music for several drum corps, orchestras and the legendary Blue Devils, earning him numerous accolades including being named one of Drum Corps International’s top ten brass directors in America.
He received numerous awards and recognitions for his work with children and youth. A passionate advocate for music education, he worked to make music an essential component of California schools’ curricula. Furthermore, he founded the VH1 Save the Music Foundation that raised more than $25 million to restore music programs in thousands of classrooms throughout California. Moreover, this advocacy led to federal legislation mandating its inclusion within Every Student Succeeds Act.
David Meehan had a complicated personal life. He was an acclaimed businessman, but also enjoyed spending time with his family.
His wife Eileen Meehan was an enthusiastic supporter of her husband’s endeavors and dedicated herself to raising their children in a loving home. This devotion could be seen through their welcoming Midwestern lifestyle that celebrated each member’s individual talents.
He was a well-known shipping businessman. Additionally, he enjoyed playing the piano and singing in the church choir.
He is married with three daughters and a son. He’s active in several organizations such as the Catholic League for Human Rights and Irish American Chamber of Commerce, serving on their boards. Additionally, he writes and performs poetry.
David Meehan never imagined himself having such a successful business. After 9/11’s devastating attacks in New York City, he pursued his passion for food by opening a restaurant.
He is now a successful restaurateur with multiple restaurants throughout New York and Toronto. Through his passion, he has amassed millions of dollars in earnings.
In addition to his success as a restaurateur, he holds an executive vice president position at GEO Group – a publicly traded real estate investment trust that invests in private prisons and mental health facilities around the world. He owns a house in Boca Raton, Florida which he and his wife Holly occupy; it measures 7,076 square feet with six bedrooms and five bathrooms.