Patrina O’Connor Paynter

Bermuda Day Grand Marshal 2022, Togetherness

If we’re all doing our small part, we can make Bermuda a better place – that’s the philosophy of Patrina O’Connor-Paynter. Since 2008, she’s served as Managing Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda, a local youth mentoring charity that aims to help young people reach their full potential. Her commitment to the community extends beyond that, however, Mrs. O’Connor-Paynter can often be found participating in local events and fundraisers or sharing a word of encouragement to uplift friends and followers on her popular social media platforms.

Formerly the host of her own radio show on Power 95 FM, Mrs. O’Connor-Paynter, aka ‘Power Girl’, has been the face of numerous television programs in Bermuda. Over the years, she has also emceed popular events like the Bermuda Day Parade, End to End charity walk, and special presentations by Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of The Huffington Post, and Deepak Chopra, a world-renowned author and alternative-medicine advocate.

In 2016, Mrs. O’Connor-Paynter was named the Most Fascinating Person of Bermuda and honored during a special televised interview. The following year, she was a recipient of the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour for her work with local youth; while in 2020, she was named ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ at the Premier’s Awards, hosted by the Bermuda Construction Safety Council. In addition to being a devoted mother, wife, and woman of faith, Mrs. O’Connor-Paynter is a member of the Bermuda Media Council Appointments Committee and a Board Member of the IAC. She is also a Founding Executive Member of the Pig’s Field Family Connection (PFFC), a member of the Berkeley Educational Society Management Committee, a member of the International Women’s Day Committee and a WeSpeak Coach.

Note: Mrs. O’Connor-Paynter did not appear in the Bermuda Day Parade as she hosted on Front Street!