As the Director of Corporate Engagement, Kathy O’Connor leads corporate development goals and maintains vital corporate relationships on behalf of Global Genes. Since joining Global Genes, Kathy has been instrumental in executing several programs, including the Annual Denim Dash and the RARE Patient Advocacy Summit, each continuing to help eliminate the challenges of rare disease.

Before joining Global Genes, Kathy earned her degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and spent more than 15 years in development, holding positions with AT&T and Dun & Bradstreet. In her free time, you’ll find Kathy enjoying the beach and watching her children compete in soccer and volleyball.