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Hemenway & Barnes LLP Appoints Jo-Anne Connelly as Director of Administration and Finance


Jo-Anne Connelly
Director of Administration and Finance

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

Jo-Anne began her career at Hemenway & Barnes in the Accounting Department. She learned the nuances of the firm from the ground up, always approaching each step of her career with a tremendous combination of integrity, professionalism, and dedication. Jo-Anne has become known for her loyalty to the firm and her profession, her “big-picture” thinking, and her collaborative approach.

For the past 20 years, Jo-Anne has managed the accounting and finance department, most recently serving as Director of Finance. In this role, Jo-Anne oversaw the daily operations of the department, in addition to helping develop the financial and strategic goals of the firm. In her new role as Director of Administration and Finance, Jo-Anne will oversee and direct the finance, administrative, and business development of the firm.

“A search committee was formed to identify a candidate for the Director of Administration and Finance position, and several candidates were interviewed. In the end, we are so pleased to announce that the most qualified candidate came from within our firm,” Nancy Gardiner, Managing Partner of Hemenway & Barnes, shared. “Jo-Anne’s skills, history with the firm, and shared vision make her an ideal candidate for the position, and we are delighted that she has accepted our offer to fill this important role.”

“Hemenway & Barnes has been my second home since 1990. It goes without saying that I care immensely about the firm, our employees, and our clients,” Jo-Anne commented. “I am thrilled to take on the role of Director of Administration and Finance and I welcome the challenge and opportunity to work more closely with our attorneys and professional staff to position the firm for continued future success.”

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 over 150 years. The firm is uniquely designed as a home for legal and financial expertise, with a focus on providing each client with services that are specifically tailored and results-oriented. Areas of expertise include estate planning, litigation, corporate work, representation of nonprofit organizations and real estate. Its affiliate, Hemenway Trust Company LLC, is a New Hampshire based, private trust company offering a full range of wealth advisory and management services. For more information, visit



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