Janice O’Connell is a Senior Advisor of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, where she advises clients on issues pertaining to Latin America issues. She brings foreign and international economic policy experience spanning three decades, having served as a professional staff member of both the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and Banking Committees.
Ms. O’Connell is a Senior Vice President at Gephardt Government Affairs and previously served as Senior Foreign Policy and National Security Advisor to Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT), Chairman of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.
Ms. O’Connell has been involved in a broad array of international economic and foreign policy legislation considered by the Senate, including legislation related to direct foreign investment in the United States (CFIUS); economic sanctions policies; bilateral investment treaties; bilateral foreign assistance programs and reform; immigration reform; trade agreements, including the Caribbean Basin Trade Initiative (CBI), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Andean Trade Preference Agreement (ATPA), and the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR); and U.S. funding and policies related to international agencies.
Widely recognized for her specific expertise in U.S.-Latin American relations, Ms. O’Connell provided policy input for Senators participating in the U.S.-Mexico Inter-Parliamentary Group, an annual gathering of U.S. and Mexican congressional delegations. She also was a point of contact in the Senate for Latin American embassies, and forged strong relations with many Latin American diplomats during her tenure.
Ms. O’Connell most recently served at the international law firm Hogan & Hartson as a Senior International Advisor. Ms. O’Connell earned a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor’s degree in Math and Economics from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.