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The Corcoran Journal will publish a series of articles which will visit past Colonel James G. Boswell Scholarship winners and update local residents on where they are now. This week The Journal will feature Boswell Scholar Cindy Gamble O’Neill.
O’Neill, 50, currently resides in Alpharetta, Georgia. She is a 1986 graduate of Corcoran high School. While attending CHS, O’Neill was very active in extra-curricular activities. She participated in cheerleading, basketball, tennis, softball and band.

After CHS, she went on to attend University of Southern California and graduated in 1990 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. She also attended Columbia University (business school) where she received her executive certification.  As a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority, Cindy studied abroad in London and studied–interned in Washington DC for a semester.
Currently, Cindy is the President of Priority Commercial Payments. As President of Priority Commercial Payments, she has oversight for the Commercial Payments Exchange (CPX)® and ACH.com Divisions.  Cindy is responsible for the development and growth of Priority’s commercial solutions suite, which provides a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for automating Accounts Payable, in addition to offering a full suite of targeted supplier acceptance solutions. 
Prior to joining Priority, O’Neill spent 17 years in treasury management banking, holding leadership positions at Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Capitalizing on her deep understanding of the challenges large financial intuitions struggled with serving their global treasury clients, VISA appointed her as its Head of Global Product Management and Region Head of U.S. Commercial business. After five years at VISA, O’Neill transitioned to become EVP and General Manager at Electronic Funds Source leading the growth of its Commercial Payments business through its 2016 sale to Wright Express.
Cindy has two daughters, Ashley, 23, who is attending law school in San Francisco and Hayley, 20, who is a junior at Montana State and she is the daughter of Gary and Linda Gamble.  Cindy’s father, Gary is retired from the J.G. Boswell Company.
Cindy noted that receiving the Boswell Scholarship played a major role her in her life.
“It was a huge sense of pride and accomplishment.  Working hard towards receiving this helped establish the foundation for my current career success,” O’Neill said.
She wanted others to know the meaning of receiving the scholarship.
“This is a life changing scholarship as it allows you to focus on your education without the pressures of student loans and expenses that the majority of college graduates have,” she added.
The annual scholarships are provided to Corcoran High School seniors by The James G. Boswell Foundation.

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