Wall Street 50 – 2008

John T. O’Neal/DST Systems, Inc.

As vice president of DST Systems, Inc., and president of DST Securities, Inc., John  O’Neal developed the most widely used mutual fund accounting system in the country, the DST Portfolio Accounting System (PAS). And after 30 years with DST, he continues to work in business development and special projects.

O’Neal, who holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and retired from the Missouri Army National Guard in 1992 as a Lt. Colonel, continues to research his Irish ancestors who emigrated in the 1790s. He supports various Irish organizations including the Irish Museum and Cultural Center of Kansas City, and the Celtic Fringe of Kansas City.

In 2006, O’Neal was honored with the Greater Kansas City Irish Unification Award by the AOH of Kansas City for his work improving communications between various Irish organizations.

O’Neal currently resides in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife. He is dedicated to ensuring that his two children and three grandchildren know and celebrate their Irish heritage.