HG O'Connell

Senior Manager, Content & Speakers


HG O’Connell is Senior Manager, Content & Speakers for Shoptalk, Groceryshop and Retail Meetup. She manages sessions and confirms speakers for all events, often with a focus on the areas of DEI, sustainability, purpose, wellness and professional development. She joined Shoptalk in April 2019. 

Previously, she worked in event management and member relations for art institutions such as the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Academy of Design. She has a BA from Hamilton College with Honors in Sociology and Religious Studies. She grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia (Go Hokies!) and is an amateur mixed-media artist and writer.