OConnell’s creative vision and know-how has set the entire Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Networks team on a path to success. But her contribution to the company and industry as a whole goes far beyond that. She has happily provided mentorship that only a 20-year Disney veteran could offer to many seeking direction. Giving back and providing insight while watching talented individuals grow is one of the most gratifying parts of her career. As a result of her limitless and vigorous support and involvement, she was honored with the company’s Executive Champion Award.