Hi! My name is Evan O’Connell and I work in communications, campaigns 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. Among other things, I am currently running the communications operation for the International Currency Association.
I have worked on election campaigns – most recently as Briefings Director on Amy Klobuchar’s presidential campaign and Deputy Campaign Manager/Communications Director on Joe Sestak’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination – and also 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). 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.