Patrick O’Connell, Board of Education

One of 6 children who all went through the New Canaan public school system and he graduated from NCHS in 1988. Pat moved back to New Canaan in 2002. He and his wife Robin have 4 kids, all of whom went through South School, Saxe and either graduated from or are at New Canaan High School now. Children are Ryan (22), Quintin (20), Courtney (18), and Katherine (16). Has been active in numerous town organizations including New Canaan Athletic Foundation, New Canaan Youth Lacrosse, New Canaan Youth Football, New Canaan Winter Club, St. Aloysius Church as well as various activities within the public school system. Currently works at MoffettNathanson where he is a Partner in Institutional Equity Sales. Previous employers include Alliance Bernstein, VerticalNet, Goldman Sachs and NBC. Earned his BA from Colgate University, and an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University