Lori O’Connell ’85 is an Ohio native and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Marietta College. She was the first in her family to graduate from college. While at MC, Lori was a member and officer of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and worked for the Juvenile and Probate Court in Marietta as well as the College Mailroom.
After graduating, Lori began a finance and global real estate career, spanning more than 40 years of experience at several Fortune 50 companies. She worked in Corporate Treasury for General Foods, Avon Products and Prudential Home Mortgage, then in Capital Planning and Risk Management as the Vice President of Human Resource Planning & Business Services for AOL. Lori served as Director of Retail Real Estate for Yale University Properties where she worked very closely with local retailers in the New Haven, Connecticut downtown shopping district, and mentored many college interns. After six years at Yale, Lori joined Medidata Solutions, a Life Sciences SaaS company, as Vice President of Global Real Estate, designing and opening offices across the globe. She recently transferred to her current role at Medidata as Vice President of People Analytics & Technology.
Lori is co-owner of Sealor Properties, a residential real estate investment firm, alongside her husband, Sean O'Connell ’86, who is also a Marietta graduate and retired chiropractor. She and Sean have two sons, Devin and Reilly. Their family resides in Madison, Connecticut.