Maureen Kochan, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Maureen is a journalist and mom who manages ConnectSafely’s day-to-day operations, writing and producing guides, posts, videos, podcasts, webcasts and other resources. She also manages and, which collectively draw millions of unique visitors each year, and plans and coordinates both virtual and in-person events. Among these events is Safer Internet Day, a global initiative observed every February in more than 100 countries. Additionally, Maureen helps execute strategic partnerships that align with ConnectSafely’s mission.

Prior to joining ConnectSafely, Maureen wrote extensively for popular websites and magazines on topics such as relationships, teens, animal welfare, and youth culture.