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Member Spotlight: Michael O’Connor

I was born at Fort Carson Army Hospital in Colorado Springs. I grew up moving a lot and attended quite a few different schools. My father ran a paint a roofing company working with ranchers across the Midwest. I graduated High School from Coronado HS in Colorado Springs. I was active in sports, fine arts, and scouting from Jr. High through High School, but I truly focused on music. I was an All-State Tenor for the state of Colorado in my Senior year of High School. As for my scouting time, I have been involved with Scouting most of my life. I was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout from 2nd grade through 10th grade and attained the rank of Life Scout. I became involved as an adult volunteer with underprivileged youth in Lawrence Kansas in 1995. I was a Scoutmaster for 10 years when I changed careers and became a Scouting Professional in June 2005. I moved my family to Cedar Rapids, IA to be a part of the Hawkeye Area Council, BSA. While in Cedar Rapids I was recognized as one of the Top 50 Scouting Professionals in the Central Region. The Mid-Iowa Council in Des Moines, IA hired me away from Cedar Rapids in 2010 where I spent 9 years serving as a District Director. In 2020 I became the Field Director in the Sioux Council in Sioux Falls, SD. In March of last year, I was hired as the Assistant Scout Executive for the Coronado Area Council based in Salina. I have been married for 33 years to my beautiful wife Christine. We have three children: Patrick- 23, Sean- 20, and Madelyn-15. I have been a Rotarian for 18 years and I have received the Cliff Dochterman award from the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians. I am immensely proud to have a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Kansas. My degree has served me well in my professional life from working on student loans with Sallie Mae for 10 years, 1 year as a finance director for the United Way of Douglas County KS, and now with the Boy Scouts of America

Michael O’Connor

Asst. Scout Executive/COO

Coronado Council, BSA



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