Katie O’Connell is Democracy Forward’s Director of Partnerships. Katie is passionate about supporting change-making individuals and organizations and brings to her role at Democracy Forward more than 20 years experience leading partnerships, development, and fundraising teams.

Katie’s depth and breadth of experience includes supporting a number of membership associations, political campaigns, and issue advocacy organizations, including Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund (EarthJustice), NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Greater Southeast Healthcare System, and U.S. Senate and gubernatorial campaigns. Katie grew up in Texas and bleeds burnt orange – Hook’em Horns.