General Counsel

Mrs. O’Connell is responsible for all corporate and commercial legal matters for Sweetwater Energy, where she began in May of 2012. Previous to Sweetwater, Mary acted as the chief legal advisor to the CEO and Board of Directors of PAETEC Holding Corp. where she leveraged her legal and business acumen to drive the $2.2B sale to Windstream Corporation in 4Q 2011. Mary’s past experience includes public company corporate compliance, private practice commercial, and regulatory background.

Mrs. O’Connell holds her Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences where she graduated with distinction.


Board, Community, and Charitable Pursuits

Mrs. O’Connell is an enthusiastic and committed member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Rochester.