Hemenway & Barnes LLP Appoints Jo-Anne Connelly as Chief Administrative Officer

August 09, 2023

The Partners of Hemenway & Barnes LLP are pleased to announce the appointment of Jo-Anne Connelly as Chief Administration Officer at Hemenway & Barnes.

Connelly will oversee all aspects of office administration and operations, provide strategic planning and lead cross-functional business initiatives. This new role aligns the administrative structure to best support the goals of the firm.

“We are committed to investing in our people and infrastructure,” said Nancy Gardiner, Managing Partner of Hemenway & Barnes. “Jo-Anne has been at Hemenway & Barnes for more than 30 years. In this expanded role, she will look to strengthen firm culture and foster collaboration with an eye towards delivering exceptional client service.”

A long-time member of the firm, Connelly began her career at Hemenway & Barnes in 1990. She managed the accounting and finance departments for the past 20 years. In her role as Director of Finance, Connelly oversaw the daily operations of the department, in addition to helping develop the financial and strategic goals of the firm. In her most recent role as Director of Administration and Finance, Connelly oversaw the finance, administration and business development of the firm.

“I am excited to take on the role of Chief Administrative Officer and I welcome the opportunity to lead a talented group of individuals as we focus on expanding and enhancing firmwide initiatives,” commented Connelly.

About Hemenway & Barnes

Based in Boston, Hemenway & Barnes LLP has served as trusted counsel to the region’s high net worth families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations for 160 years. The firm provides clients with a unique combination of legal and financial expertise, with a focus on providing each client with services that are specifically tailored and results-oriented. The firm’s areas of expertise include estate planning, family office services, corporate and real estate work, litigation, and representation of nonprofits. For more information, visit www.hembar.com.

Jo-Anne Connelly

Jo-Anne Connelly is Chief Administrative Officer at Hemenway & Barnes. In this role, Jo-Anne provides strategic planning and oversees the business functions of the firm.