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Matt O’Connell Named Senior Director of Federal Contracts

Military experience and strong business background a plus.

Matthew P. O'Connell has been named senior director of federal contracts at The Greater Richmond ARC. In his new role, O'Connell's responsibilities will include overseeing ARC's fulfillment of government contracts at federal installations, including staffing, budgeting, quality assurance and customer support.
He was previously a vice president in marketing, sales and customer service at MXL Industries in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

O'Connell has served in the U.S. Navy on active duty and in the reserve, with several assignments in logistics and contracting commands. He retired as a Captain.

'Matt's unique combination of a military background and a strong business sense make him ideal for this position,' said The Greater Richmond ARC Executive Vice President Demis Stewart. 'And as an avid baseball fan, he fully understands the concept of stepping up to the plate.'

O'Connell has a Bachelor of Science in Analytical Management from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.