Hi! My name is Evan O’Connell and I work in communications and policy. Originally from New York, I grew up in London, Dublin and Brussels, and am a US and French citizen. I am a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, and also studied at Charles University in Prague. I spent most of my career in Brussels and Paris, but am now working on election campaigns – most recently as Briefings Director on Amy Klobuchar’s presidential campaign and Communications Director on Joe Sestak’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Prior to recent campaign stints, I spent most of my career in the private sector, on projects across four continents both in-house (at EY) and at consultancies in Brussels (Aspect Consulting, now Leidar) and Paris (Gootenberg), doing everything from corporate PR through public affairs to election and advocacy campaigns. However, I’ve also worked in the public sector, as communications officer for the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, where I worked on issues around climate-smart agriculture, and also on Capitol Hill.
Politically speaking, I sit squarely on the social democratic center left. I’m a lifelong Democratic voter, and have also been involved with progressive parties in Europe.