Everyone meet Connor! His positive attitude and dedication to the entire Kirkwood team make it easy to see why we’re choosing him for our leadership spotlight this week. We love having him on our team and we can’t wait to see all the success that awaits him. Keep reading below to learn more about Connor!

Name: Connor Egan
School/Major: Illinois State University/Political Science
Hometown: Libertyville, IL

Why did you start with the company?

I decided to start working before my last semester of school in order to avoid taking out more student loans and find a company that I could make a career with.

What is your favorite part about working with the company?

The people that work here are amazing. Everyone is always so helpful and fun to be around. Its a great work environment.

If you can travel anywhere in the world where would you go?

Ireland. I have always wanted to go and we still have family over there so it would be great to see them.

Who is one of your role models?

My grandfather. Between being a soldier, lawyer, teacher, accountant, and a multitude of other things on top of raising 7 children he is my inspiration in everything that I do.

What are some of your favorite hobbies? How did you get into these hobbies?

Music is the main one, I absolutely love the atmosphere of concerts and music festivals but through that I have also started collecting wire wraps and hat pins.

Do you play any sports?

I played football and wrestled in high school but now just frisbee golf sometimes.

How do you relax after a stressful work week?

Either going out with friends to grab a couple drinks or see a movie, or just relaxing at home if I’m really worn out.

What is your advice for new leaders on the team?

Always push yourselves to do better and make sure to work with everyone in the office to reach your goals. Never settle.

What is your favorite book and why?

Probably Tuesdays with Morrie. Its a very beautiful story about dealing with the death of a loved and celebrating the life they lived.

What is your favorite quote?

“Do or do not, there is not try.” -Yoda

Who is your favorite sports team and why?

I was born and lived in St. Louis until I was in 5th grade so of course I have to go with the Cardinals.

Do you have a secret talent?

I’m actually pretty decent at drawing. Oh, and my mad rap skills

Do you have a favorite color and why?

Green, no real reason why it just always has been since I was little.

If you could be any famous person in the world who would you be and why?

GRiZ. He’s a DJ from Detroit who has slowly become one of my favorite artists of all time. To live his life for even a day would be an amazing experience.