Mike O’Connor

I became moderately famous in Minnesota as the co-founder of an ISP called and one of the people who popularized the Internet back in the mid-90’s.  I’m also one of the geeks who registered a few one-word domain names and got involved with ICANN as a result.  These days I help Marcie restore 500 acres of driftless-area habitat.

My background includes about 30 years of managing large-scale technology and information systems initiatives and leading a variety of non-profit sector development efforts. My previous positions have included founding a community radio station (WORT-FM), Managing Associate at what is now called PwC, and Associate Vice President of Finance (and Controller) at the University of Minnesota.

I graduated from Grinnell College with a Bachelors Degree in Economics, and received a Masters in Business Administration from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.