Darci E. McConnell, president and CEO of McConnell Communications, Inc., has 26 years of experience in the areas of communications strategy, crisis management, media relations, marketing, advertising and political consulting. McConnell spent 14 years as a reporter for newspaper outlets across the state as well as in Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Communication from the University of Michigan and previously served as an adjunct journalism professor at Wayne State University. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and past president of the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. Her executive education includes completion of programs at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, and most recently a New Media Boot Camp put on by the National Organizing Institute for community organizers. Her personal passion is making a difference in the lives of young people, through mentoring programs and opportunities.
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