Andrew J. O’Connor


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Andy is the second-generation owner and President of A.J. O’Connor Associates (AJO), an HR consulting firm that was founded in New Jersey in 1983. During his twenty-five year tenure, Andy has expanded service capabilities, extended the organization’s geographic reach through national and international service delivery, and grown the AJO team to over 100 coaches and consultants who deliver distinctive, leading-edge team and leadership development, executive coaching and career transition services today. Andy is the inspiration behind the team that executes with excellence, encourages new and innovative ideas, and delivers smart, practical, tailored experiences and programs.

Prior to joining AJO, Andy served with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, held positions within Continental Insurance Company and Paine Weber, and performed leadership roles in government as an elected councilman and public safety director.

Andy holds a BS and MA from New York City’s John Jay College and is a graduate of Morris County’s Leadership Morris Program.

Andy is a member of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Center for Human Resource Studies, Society for Human Resource Management. He currently serves as a Board Member at Cornerstone Family Programs, and has previously served as a Board Member for the New Jersey Human Resource Planning Group, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, a member of the Executive Committee for the March of Dimes, and is past President of the Florham Park Jaycees.

Andy is an avid cyclist (14 years Police Unity Tour rider/marshal), accomplished skier, and proud grandfather (G-Pa) to four grandchildren – Taylor, Andrew, Carleigh, and Connor.