Christine O'Connor, Principal
Christine is well known and highly respected throughout the non-profit arts community as a development director, consultant and teacher. With a successful career spanning over twenty-five years with many of the country’s most prominent non-profit theatres, universities and consulting firms, she brings a wealth of fundraising and organizational success to her work with AlbertHall&Associates. Prior to joining the firm, Christine served as Director of Development for Seattle Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and as a development officer for San Francisco Opera and Folger Theatre Group in Washington, DC.
As both an independent consultant and a senior associate with Bentz Whaley Flessner, Christine provided consulting services to a diverse base of clients in the fields of theatre, opera, publishing, municiple funding and higher education, among others. She is a frequent guest lecturer, and has taught arts management courses for graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Washington and San Francisco State University, and currently teaches in the MFA program for arts leadership at Seattle University. Christine is a contributor to arts publications, and authored the chapter on capital and endowment campaigns for the recently released book, The Art of Governance, published by Theatre Communications Group.
In addition to her consulting and teaching activities, Christine is an active volunteer with a variety of non-profit organizations such as the Washington Women’s Foundation, ArtsFund, St. Joseph School, and Holy Names Academy. She has also served as a panelist with the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the Council on Foundations, the California Arts Council, and as a Chair/Trustee with the Kronos Quartet. She holds a BA from Chatham College and is certified by the Institute for Cultural Affairs in group facilitation methods.