Following a tour of duty in the Navy, O’Donnell spent over 20 years in Radio & Television News. As a reporter, photographer and news manager he worked in Denver, Louisville, Salt Lake City, Wichita and Chicago. In 1989, he joined the Boeing Company in Wichita to develop a corporate television network and later served as a Loaned Executive in the Wichita market. In 1996 he joined Via Christi Health System as Director of Community Mission Services. In January of 2001 he became Executive Director of Dear Neighbor Ministries, for the Sisters of St. Joseph. As the program grew he assumed the Fundraising and Communications responsibilities. O’Donnell retired in April of 2015 and we moved to Olathe to be near our three children and nine grandchildren.