Director of Communications
Madeleine O’Connor joined the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research in May 2015 to lead communications and outreach. As the Foundation’s second employee, Ms.O’Connor was drawn to the opportunity to use her strategic communication skills to help build the Foundation from the ground up.
Previously, Ms. O’Connor fueled her interest in sustainability as a communications manager for national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful’s Washington, D.C. office. Her role included planning and executing communications and media plans for several consumer-facing recycling programs, including the annual America Recycles Day campaign and school recycling competitions. She also worked on sponsor and partner development, content creation, and program management.
A graduate of The George Washington University, Ms. O’Connor holds a B.A. in journalism and a M.A. in media and public affairs.