Linda O'Connell joined Barlow Research in November of 2000 as manager of the small business banking syndicated research group. Her group produces the weekly Small Business News Network and Analyst's Journal as well as the monthly First Friday Web cast. Linda has direct client management responsibility for research interpretation and presentations. Her long history of business banking and marketing experience includes seventeen years at Wells Fargo (formerly Norwest) and ten years at M & I (formerly National City Bank of Minneapolis). Prior to joining Barlow, she was Director of Marketing for the Independent Community Bankers of MN. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota in Business Economics and the ABA School of Commercial Lending. As a past president of the state Bank Marketing Association, she is frequently a speaker at local and national conventions. Linda and her husband enjoy following the activities of their children.