Kitty McConnell is assistant editor for Columbus CEO magazine. Since 2012, she has covered business for Columbus CEO. Her work focuses primarily on the executive community, though her areas of coverage include startups, economic development, and the financial, legal and healthcare industries. Before joining the Dispatch Printing Company, she covered technology startups for HiVelocity, an online publication funded by the Ohio Development Services/Third Frontier program. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Central Ohio Chapter and the Cleveland Press Club. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from the Ohio State University, where she began working as an alt-weekly journalist while still a student. She volunteers for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Ohio Buckeye Chapter. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing and exploring the city with her 12-year-old son.