Ms. O’Connor is currently deployed as the Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management for the Transatlantic Afghanistan District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She is responsible for providing program and project management, and oversight services to support the District’s mission in Afghanistan.
Ms. O’Connor is deployed from the Fort Worth, Texas, District where she has served as the Operations Project Manager for the Capital Region Office since March 2012. In that role she is responsible for the flood risk management, environmental stewardship and recreation business lines for six multi-purpose reservoirs spanning a geographic region of 200 miles, with a staff of 53 interdisciplinary employees.
From March 2010 to April 2012, she served as the Director for Fort Hood, Texas, U.S> Army Medical Center (MEDCEN) Replacement Program Office. In this position, she was the senior leader responsible and accountable for the oversight and multi-agency coordination of a $572 million USACE "Mega Project" which included a 944,000 square-foot medical center, stadium and infrastructure projects. The medical center is the largest American Recovery Reinvestment Act contract awarded in the Department of Defense, largest design-build medical facility in the DOD and was ranked second in DOD’s top ten projects for 2012.
From August 2009 through March 2010, Ms. O’Connor served as the Deputy Director of Medical Operations to oversee the assembly and integration of human capital, tools and processes necessary to establish operating capability to deliver the new medical center at Fort Hood.
November 2007 to August 2008, she served as the Deputy Director of Operations for USACE International and Interagency Support to Department of Homeland Security to construct 225 miles of fence along the U.S. - Mexico border. In this capacity she was responsible for the vertical and horizontal integration of technical and non-technical resources from four districts (Fort Worth, Galveston, Albuquerque and Los Angeles) to deliver a $1.2 billion tactical infrastructure project, spanning from Texas to California in 18 months. The project consisted of real estate, environmental, acquisition, supply chain and risk management elements for 72 individual projects and a project schedule of more than 7,000 activities.
In 2006, Ms. O’Connor assumed the position of Geospatial Program Manager, Business Technical Directorate in Southwestern Division. In this capacity, Ms. O’Connor was responsible for providing technical geospatial solutions in the areas of emergency management, engineering, construction, real estate and environmental services spanning Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. During the last 26 years, she has served in Operations, Program and Project Management, International/Interagency Support and Engineering and Construction Divisions. In 2003, Ms. O’Connor served on the Forward Engineering Support Team, deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan, in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
Ms. O’Connor holds a Bachelors degree in Biology from Tarleton State University. She is a certified as a Project Management Professional and holds a Level III Facilities Engineering certification.