Maureen O'Connell, Scholastic Inc.Maureen O’Connell serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company. She reports directly to CEO, President and Chairman of the Board, Mr. Richard Robinson and looks over all the administrative functions, including Finance, Global Operations and Scholastic Technology Services at the company. She is closely associated with Human Resources and Strategic Planning as well as Business Development of the company. O’Connell is a B.S. in Accounting and Economics from the prestigious Stern School of Business New York University.

O’Connell joined Scholastic in January, 2007 with her strong background and experience in the fields of finance and operations. At the firm, O’Connell brings to the table her vast knowledge and experience in the publishing and direct marketing fields. Ever since joining Scholastic Inc., O’Connell has been a key partner for all business units to improve alignment of support functions and enhance visibility to operating trends and the leading business indicators. She has improved the budgeting, forecasting and capital allocation processes of the company, which led to the development of pricing strategy across the business units.

At Scholastic, O’Connell has been instrumental in strategically retiring some legacy systems while investing in new technologies that can best serve the Company’s revolution to the increasingly important digital publishing, marketing and distribution of children’s books and educational materials.

O’Connell’s career history features some industry leaders.

Started Ended Title Company

2005

2006

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Affinion Group. Inc

2003

2004

President and Chief Operating Officer

Gartner Inc.

2000

2002

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administration Officer

Barnes & Noble

1998

2000

Chief Financial Officer & Vice President

Publishers Clearing House

1997

1998

Senior Vice President of Finance & Marketing Analysis

BMG Direct