Mentor- Metro Detroit

Darci McConnell

McConnell Communications, Inc.

Darci E. McConnell, president and CEO of McConnell Communications, Inc., has more than 20 years of experience in the in the areas of communications strategy, crisis management, media relations, relationship building, marketing, advertising and political consulting. McConnell spent 14 years as a print 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, past president of the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists and her executive education includes completion of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business as well as programs at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Harvard’s Program on Negotiation and the New Organizing Institute. Her personal passion is making a difference in the lives of young people, through mentoring programs and opportunities.