HG O'Connell

Assistant Content Director


HG O’Connell is the Assistant Content Director of Shoptalk, Groceryshop and Retail Meetup. She works on agenda development and speaker selection for all events, often with a focus on the areas of sustainability, purpose, wellness and professional development. Additionally, she is the Content lead for Groceryshop Spring Meetup and Shoptalk Meetup for Women. 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.