The O’Connell Companies’ leadership team brings diverse experience to all of our projects.

Dennis Fitzpatrick

Chairman of the Board, The O’Connell Companies

Mr. Fitzpatrick is responsible for oversight of the successful management and strategic direction of The O’Connell Companies and its subsidiaries, including two construction companies, real estate development and property management divisions, and New England Fertilizer  Company (NEFCO), a biosolids management company. Mr. Fitzpatrick’s 30 years of industry experience include the development and construction of commercial, institutional, retail, retirement, and educational facilities. A focused and engaged leader, Mr. Fitzpatrick has been responsible for the construction and completion of more than 50 major projects, including heavy/civil and building projects throughout the Northeast.

Mr. Fitzpatrick has served as both a board member and chair for local, regional and national committees, including the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, and the  Civil Engineering Advisory Committee for the University of Massachusetts. In the past, he has served as the chairman of the American Heart Association Gala, as well as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Sisters of Providence Health System and Catholic East. Mr. Fitzpatrick holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

James N. Sullivan

President/Treasurer, The O’Connell Companies; President, O’Connell Development Group

Mr. Sullivan has been with The O’Connell Companies since beginning his professional career in 1982. He was appointed President of The O’Connell Companies in January 2019, and appointed President of O’Connell Development Group (ODG) in January 2017. As president of ODG, Mr. Sullivan is responsible for the successful management and strategic direction of our development company and its subsidiaries. These responsibilities include real estate development, commercial property acquisitions and divestitures, property and asset management services, and energy management services. He also serves as managing partner of ODG subsidiary New England Fertilizer Company (NEFCO). As treasurer of The O’Connell Companies, he has an extensive background in the financial, legal, and contractual issues associated with development and construction projects.

Mr. Sullivan earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Science in finance from Western New England College. He is Chairman of the Holyoke Boys & Girls’ Club and serves on the organization’s executive and finance committees. In addition, Mr. Sullivan served on the board of directors of AGC of Massachusetts and its risk management and bonding subcommittees.

Joanne Beauregard

Financial Vice President, The O’Connell Companies

Ms. Beauregard has overall responsibility and direction of The O’Connell Companies and its subsidiaries’ financial management and information systems, taxation, and audits. Ms. Beauregard is also involved with financing, leasing, and line of credit transactions for the company and its subsidiaries. Prior to her current position, Ms. Beauregard served as Controller of O’Connell Development Group Inc. since 1987.

Ms. Beauregard holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Western New England College and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Hartford. Ms. Beauregard is the Treasurer and Trustee of Providence Ministries Network Services, serving on its Executive and Finance Committees. Ms. Beauregard is also a former Trustee, Chair and Finance Chair of the Sisters of Providence Health System, owner of Mercy Hospital, Providence Behavioral Health Hospital and Brightside for Children. She was also a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Holyoke Children’s Museum.