Mary Frances O'Connor
Director of Development & External Relations
Mary Frances O’Connor manages development and external relations for the BGA. She's been an integral part of rebuilding the BGA since 2010.
She's an award-winning news and documentary producer. Her production background includes six years with Bill Kurtis Productions where she worked as a supervising producer and producer on Primetime Emmy-nominated documentary series Cold Case Files. She also produced news for NBC and CBS News affiliates in several cities.
Mary Frances is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She's also earned a certificate in Executive Fund Development Leadership Program at Mendoza’s College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She has a BA from DePaul University and is a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs in St. Louis, Missouri.