Spokesperson bios

Pat O'Connell

Executive Vice President – Ameriprise Advisor Group

 
Pat O’Connell, executive vice president of the Ameriprise Advisor Group, is responsible for the overall leadership of employee advisors in the United States. He frequently speaks at company and consumer events, discussing financial planning topics such as retirement, protection planning, cash management and investments.
 
Mr. O’Connell has over 20 years of experience in the financial planning and advice business. He began his career with Ameriprise Financial as a financial advisor before moving into increasingly senior leadership positions within the company. He served as a field vice president in both Delaware and the Philadelphia area, and later as a group vice president for the Northeast region. In 2009, Mr. O’Connell was promoted to senior vice president for the employee advisor business in the eastern half of the United States, and he assumed his current role in February 2013.
 
Pat O’Connell is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM and a Chartered Financial Consultant®. He earned his M.B.A. and B.S. from Widener University.