ROBERT A. MCCONNELL

ROBERT A. MCCONNELL

McConnell, Principal at R.A. McConnell & Associates was a Co-Founder of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation and serves now as Director, External Relations for the Foundation’s Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN). He has a BA and JD from Arizona State University. He served as Legislative Director for Congressman John J. Rhodes (R-AZ), was a partner in the Scottsdale firm of Sparks, Siler & McConnell and later the Tempe firm of Stieger, Helm, Kyle & McConnell. In 1981 his was nominated by President Reagan to be Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, and once confirmed held the position throughout Reagan’s first term. He then was Vice President of CBS, Inc., heading the Washington Office for three years until he joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. After leaving Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher he established R.A. McConnell & Associates a government affairs and crisis management firm.