Maura O’Connell is the vice president of Neenah Paper’s consumer sales and marketing division. She oversees all sales, marketing and new product development for the company’s consumer brands which include Astrobrights , Southworth, Neenah Creative Collection and several smaller brands in the company’s portfolio.
As a twentythree year veteran of the industry, Maura joined the Neenah Paper team after the acquisition of Southworth in 2013. She most recently served as vice president of sales and marketing for Southworth, managing partnerships with national office supply retailers such as Staples, Office Depot and Walmart.
Maura brings a diverse portfolio of leadership positions within the paper industry to her new position. She began her career in Southworth’s customer service division in 1993 and soon after moved into managerial positions in a variety of departments. Subsequent roles included sales and forecasting analyst, national account manager, business development manager, vice president of sales and, most recently, vice president of sales and marketing.
Maura is native to Westfield, Massachusetts and holds a B.A. in English from St. Michael’s College.