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Bridget Krage O'Connor

Bridget Krage O'Connor

Principal and Owner

A marketing communication business strategist, Bridget holds over 25 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 that create intended results.

Bridget is the owner and principal consultant at O’Connor Connective. The firm helps organizations align their strategic goals with marketing communications to achieve growth and reputational objectives. She engages with leadership teams to advance their thinking, starting with their mission, vision and values. Bridget 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 for and non-profits of all sizes.

Prior to launching O’Connor Connective, Bridget was a senior administrator at St. Norbert College for over a decade. She also worked for Wood Communications Group in Madison, Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota Foundation, and Cuningham Group Architects in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2019, Bridget 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.

Committed to serving her community, Bridget is on the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Board, the Greater Green Bay YMCA Board, and the Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms Scholarship Committee. She previously served on the Mulva Cultural Center Board, Green Bay Botanical Garden Board, the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay Advisory Board, Scholarships, Inc. Board and the New North Marketing Committee. She’s launched and led local initiatives such as Downtown Faces Forward which supports and promotes small business and she lectures for the Center for Exceptional Leadership at the Schneider School of Business at St. Norbert College and the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate through the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

Education:

Master of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor of Arts, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI

Awards:

U.S. Small Business Administration Women in Business Champion in Wisconsin, 2020

Golden House Woman of Strength, 2019

Greater Green Bay Chamber Business Person of the Year, 2018

Greater Green Bay Chamber Entrepreneurial Award, 2015

 

Contact Info

Phone : 920.288.2980