Christine O'Connor, BA

BA, English and Political Science

Adjunct Faculty

Phone: 206.220.8244

Building/Room: JEFF 401

Biography

Christine O'Connor has more than 30 years of experience in non-profit management and fundraising, with an emphasis on long-term institutional planning, board and staff training and development, strategic expansion of annual operating revenue, capital and endowment campaigns, and ongoing relationship-building with diversified constituencies.

Since 2001, Ms. O'Connor has provided consulting services in executive search, organizational planning, and capacity building to nonprofit organizations throughout the country, both independently and as a principal with the firm of AlbertHall & Associates. Her clients have included Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Guthrie Theater, KCRW in Los Angeles, ArtsFund, Sundance Institute, Outward Bound USA, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society & Foundation, Manhattan Theater Club, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Alley Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Children’s Theatre of Minneapolis, Village Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Seattle Arts & Lectures and Copper Canyon Press, among many others.

In addition to her consulting work, Ms. O'Connor provides career planning and coaching services to individuals at all stages of their careers in the nonprofit and private sector. She is also a freelance writer for arts publications and authored the chapter on capital and endowment campaigns in The Art of Governance, published by Theatre Communications Group in 2005.

Prior to developing her consulting practice, Ms. O'Connor held senior management positions with Seattle Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group (Mark Taper Forum/Ahmanson Theatre) in Los Angeles, American Conservatory Theatre and San Francisco Opera. Ms. O'Connor has taught arts and nonprofit management courses at San Francisco State University, the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, UW Extension, and Seattle University. She has served as a guest lecturer for ArtsFund’s Board Leadership Training series for the past several years, and as a panelist for a variety of national and regional funding and arts service organizations.  She is a member of the board of the Kronos Quartet and wrote the liner notes for the Quartet's first recording. Ms. O'Connor earned a BA in English and Political Science from Chatham University.