Conner is living proof that small talk with your airline seatmate can lead to big things. During a cross-country flight his senior year, he discovered that the nice lady to his left was a PBS producer who knew the CEO of a company where he wanted to work. By the time they landed, she’d made the connection that led to an interview, an internship and, eventually, Conner’s first full-time job.
After this agency transferred him to Atlanta, Conner eventually made his way into our orbit and joined our Coke team in late 2019.
He graduated from the University of Maryland-College Park, double majoring in Journalism and Spanish (he has spoken since the age of 5). At first, he aspired to be a sports reporter, which led to a gig doing on-site media relations for the Adrien Broner-Manny Pacquiao fight in Vegas. But, his proximity to D.C. provided more opportunities for government-related experiences.
During college, Conner covered congressional hearings for the Capital News Service, wrote scripts for Poder Latino, a Spanish-language political commentary broadcast, and supported media relations efforts for two different public affairs firms on two different coasts.
He grew up in the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles but lives now in West Midtown Atlanta. Conner is curious, spontaneous and loves chasing novelty experiences. That explains why he went bungee jumping on Whistler Mountain and spent his 21st birthday skydiving with his equally adventurous Mom.