O'Connell, a vice president at American Express (AXP) in New York, is responsible for providing extraordinary service for American Express customers worldwide through the management of approximately 25 global service partners. She has held various management positions during her more than 15-year career at AXP, including vice president of Global Merchant Services Pricing & Capabilities, vice president of US Consumer Card New Product Development & Strategic Initiatives, vice president of US Membership Rewards, and others. Prior to joining AXP, she was employed by Accenture in New York.

O’Connell holds an MIA (Master of International Affairs) with a concentration in international economic policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. A 1996 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she majored in both political science and Spanish and was the recipient of a Kellogg Institute fellowship.


Upcoming Events


February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
Conferences/Workshops, Undergraduate Programs
Abigail Midlige, Tommy Emmet
February 23
The Curious Case of Political Liberalization: A Step to Democratization or an Authoritarian Survival Strategy?
Working Groups, Comparative Politics Workshop
M. Tahir Kilavuz


February 26
Diálogo: Journalism, Violence, and Freedom of Speech in Mexico
Working Groups, Latin American History Working Group, Mexico Working Group
Katherine Corcoran, Gema Santamaría
February 26
Deadline: Experiencing the World (ETW) Fellowships
Deadlines, Undergraduate Programs
February 26
Deadline: Doctoral Research Grants