Director of Marketing
Coeli (pronounced chae-lee or chālē) O’Connell is the director of marketing for the Sports Commission. She manages the planning and execution of the marketing campaigns for the Sports Commission’s acquired and owned events. Coeli also designs, produces and coordinates all of the graphic design elements associated with the organization’s events, marketing and communication areas. She oversees the organization’s four affiliated websites and social media platforms. She has been with the Sports Commission since 2014.
Prior to joining the Sports Commission, Coeli completed a graphic design internship with the marketing department at Schlafly Beer and worked as a freelance designer. During her four years of college, she also worked in the communications area of the Saint Louis University Office of Admission.
A St. Louis native, Coeli graduated from Saint Louis University in 2014. She received a bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in marketing and a minor in graphic design. She also received her master’s in business administration from SLU in 2021. A lifelong sports fan, Coeli enjoys following her hometown teams (especially the Blues and Billikens), staying active outdoors, playing tennis and golf, traveling, and working on creative projects for clients, friends and family. She lives in Brentwood, Mo.