Patrick O’Connell, Senior Director, Corporate Communications & Strategic Planning

Patrick O’Connell is the Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Change Management and Strategic Planning at Chamberlain Group.

As a senior leader with extensive experience leading corporate communications for global organizations and a well-respected thought leader, Patrick is skilled at developing strategic direction and at implementing operational improvements to help profitably grow businesses.

Prior to joining Chamberlain Group, Patrick was Head of Marketing & Communications for KONE Americas. In that role, he led internal and external communications for a $2 billion business that included teams across the United States, Canada and Latin America. During that time, Patrick also served as Communications Chair for the National Elevator Industry, Inc., a preeminent trade association for the building transportation industry.

Prior to joining KONE, Patrick was Global Communications Director for the Security Technologies sector of Ingersoll Rand with full responsibility for the internal and external communications across all 27 global brands. Patrick previously held significant leadership positions with National City Bank, Capital One and MCI WorldCom. 

Patrick spent 10 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves as a hospital corpsman, serving Marines and Sailors across various U.S. military bases and abroad.

Patrick holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from Morningside College and an MBA from the University of Iowa.

Patrick is an exercise enthusiast, grammar nut, poor golfer, husband to Michelle for over a quarter century, and pop to an amazing daughter and son-in-law, Abby and Cal.