JConnelly Names Ray Hennessey as its New CEO
Communications firm JConnelly has promoted Ray Hennessey to President and CEO. He replaces Jennifer Connelly, who will become the company’s Executive Committee Chair and Artist-in-Chief. In Hennessey’s new role, he will manage the daily operations of the business, advance JConnelly's approach to service offerings, and provide strategic guidance and support to agency teams and clients. Hennessey joined JConnelly in 2016 and most recently served as the company’s president. Prior to joining JConnelly, he held senior management positions at Entrepreneur, FOX Business Network, Dow Jones & Co., and SmartMoney. He is also on the board of directors of the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. In a press release Connelly said, "I started JConnelly as a soloist in 2003 and today with multiple offices and a growing team of 70+, the right time has arrived for me to hand over the reins of the day-to-day management to Ray, my partner, who I am confident will help lead JConnelly and our clients to even greater success." Hennessey said "Jenn has built an extraordinary business and it is humbling to take on the CEO role of a business that bears not only her name, but her values and principles. It is an honor to work with Jenn, our teammates and our clients every day. I truly look forward to all that is ahead and what we will accomplish together."