Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP have named O’Connor Connective CEO and President Bridget Krage O’Connor as a 2024 Wisconsin Titan 100.
The Titan 100 program recognizes Wisconsin’s Top 100 CEOs and C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that include demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision and passion. Collectively, the 2024 Wisconsin Titan 100 and their companies employ more than 148,000 individuals and generate $76.4 billion in annual revenues.
Headquartered in De Pere and serving clients across Wisconsin and beyond, O’Connor Connective is a strategy and marketing communications consultancy connecting people and organizations to innovative results.
“People told me it was a crazy idea to uproot my career and launch my own company,” O’Connor said. “But 11 years later, our team continues to advance organizations and helps their leaders strategically share their brand and important messaging. It’s meaningful work that continues because of our team and our clients’ enthusiasm to live their missions to the fullest. They are the reason for the Titan 100 recognition.”
This year’s honorees will be published in a limited-edition Titan 100 book and profiled exclusively online. They will be honored at the annual awards ceremony on Jan. 18 at Fiserv Forum and will be given the opportunity to interact and connect multiple times throughout the year with their fellow Titans.
“I’m honored to be with this incredible group of Wisconsin leaders and am grateful for those who have helped at each step as we help communicate all that makes our state great,” O’Connor said.
A marketing communication and business strategist, O’Connor holds nearly 30 years of experience in helping leaders of organizations tell their unique stories. Her strengths are taking complex issues and breaking them down into workable parts to create results.
As owner and principal consultant, O’Connor helps organizations align their strategic goals with marketing communications to achieve growth, reputational and revenue objectives. She engages with leadership teams to advance their thinking, starting with their mission, vision and values. She then guides organizational brand strategy and assists with crafting and delivering measurable multi-channel communications. A skilled facilitator and sounding board, Bridget partners with presidents, superintendents, CEOs and leadership teams of small family-owned companies, mid-size privately held organizations, schools, colleges, universities and non-profits of all sizes.
Prior to launching O’Connor Connective, she was a senior administrator at St. Norbert College for over a decade. In 2019, O’Connor launched as an O’Connor Connective social enterprise The Connective: A Community for Women in Business, to provide workshops, programs, events and professional development opportunities to advance high-achieving organizational leaders—which has now merged with the University of Wisconsin Green Bay’s Schreiber Foods’ Institute for Women’s Leadership. O’Connor Connective serves as the Institute’s lead community partner.
Throughout her career, O’Connor has received multiple awards, including the Greater Green Bay ATHENA Leadership Award 2022; the U.S. Small Business Administration Women in Business Champion in Wisconsin honor, 2020; Golden House Woman of Strength, 2019; Greater Green Bay Chamber Business Person of the Year, 2018; and the Greater Green Bay Chamber Entrepreneurial Award, 2015.
“The Titan 100 are visionary leaders that inspire the Wisconsin business community. These preeminent leaders have built a distinguished reputation that is unrivaled and preeminent in their field. We are humbled to recognize the Titan 100 for their efforts to shape the future of the Wisconsin business community” says Jaime Zawmon, President of Titan CEO.
Wipfli Partner Gina Skibo congratulated O’Connor and the other Titan 100 winners.
“It’s an honor to recognize this diverse group of leaders in Wisconsin. We appreciate the lasting impact each leader has made, and continues to make, in building organizations of significance both here in Wisconsin and abroad. Your ingenuity and creativity have set you apart, and the honor of being seen as an industry Titan is richly deserved,” she said.
About O’Connor Connective
Founded in 2013 and based in De Pere, Wisconsin, O’Connor Connective advises CEOs, presidents and senior leaders to define and communicate their vision to engage, retain and recruit customers, employees and supporters. The company does that by integrating strategy, marketing, creative, public relations, and training to achieve organizational goals. Clients include privately held and service-based companies and nonprofits from across the country. O’Connor Connective is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). For more information on their consultative and creative services, visit oconnorconnective.com.