Conor has worked for the City of Lowell since 2010. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in July of 2014, but prior to that he directed the City's LowellSTAT program and worked in the Office of Human Relations. He has a Bachelor Degree in History and Communications (BA) and a Master's Degree in Regional Economic and Social Development (MA), both from UMass Lowell. His graduate research specialized in public policy and administration and included, in 2009, a study on municipal performance management and the potential for a CitiStat program in Lowell. Conor's professional background also includes experience in the Non-Profit and Hospitality industries. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for SayDaNar, a Lowell non-profit community development organization, and his civic involvement includes many years of volunteerism for the Lowell Folk Festival, Lowell Special Olympics, and Lowell Film Festival. Conor is currently in the process of moving back to Lowell with his wife, Sandy, and two daughters, McKenzie and Harper Leigh.