Business 100 – 2015

O'Mealia, Harry

Harry O’Mealia/1919 Investment Council

Harry O’Mealia is the chief executive officer and president of 1919 Investment Counsel, and is a member of the New Jersey Advisory Council for The Trust for Public Land, a board member of the New Jersey Community Foundation, and a member of the Bars of the State of New Jersey and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Harry’s Irish roots trace back to Westport, Mayo, and he claims Gráinne Ní Mháille, the pirate queen, as an ancestor. His family meandered to the United States in stages beginning in the early 19th century and he claimed Irish citizenship through his grandmother Agnes McDonnell Holmes. Irish quirks are his family’s behavioral norms and he says he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Harry has held senior positions at JP Morgan, US Trust Company, and Tiedemann Trust Company, and served as President of O’Mealia Outdoor Advertising Company, of Black River Media, and as an associate in the corporate department of Lowenstein, Sandler. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in English and history, his J.D. from Boston College, and his M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University.