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Sean Connell

Personal Note: "Those who know me know that I bleed Red and Black.  My wife, Patty Klingbiel, and I have never really graduated from UC – it continues be a central part of our lives, a source of pride, and part of our identity.  We give to UC so that others may have the opportunity to experience the joy we felt while at UC.  Our hope is that others give generously to the university and UCATS to help make this great institution even better for future generations.”

Career Achievements: Sean started Connell Associates nearly 10 years ago after working for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati.  Connell Associates is a market research and brand strategy consultancy with 15 employees in NJ, CT, Cincinnati, Phoenix, and San Francisco. Our clients include some of the largest and most recognizable companies and brands in the world.

Career Highlights: Sean earned his Political Science degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Arts & Sciences in 1991. At UC, Sean was Student Body President, a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and Men of Metro Men’s Honorary.  Sean supported himself during his college years as a professional musician, playing in bars and clubs in Clifton, Mt. Adams, Northside, Main Street, and Mount Lookout.  Prior to joining Procter & Gamble in 1994, Sean spent 2.5 years in the United States Peace Corps as an agricultural extensionist in Ecuador.



Other Prominent
UC Alumni in New York

  • Thomas Berger (A&S ’48), Author, 24 novels including Little Bigman, The Feud and Neighbors.
  • Late H. Jerome Berns (A&S ’29), Co-owner, 21 Club.
  • David Canary (A&S ’60), Actor, All My Children.