US family office Lowenhaupt Global Advisors (LGA) has promoted two long-time associates in the firm – Laura Hewgley and Tara Harris.
Hewgley, who has more than 17 years of experience, has been named Chief Operating Officer, while Harris, who has more than 15 years of client services experience, has been appointed Chief Family Office Executive.
The promotions of Hewgley and Harris follow the appointment of Chris Quinn as President of the firm.
“Laura Hewgley and Tara Harris are terrific leaders who share LGA’s values and its special commitment to clients,” says Quinn. “The promotions of Laura and Tara recognise their long-term commitment to our clients and to the firm and the trust and responsibility that employees and clients have in them.”
LGA also announced that Christine Johnson, who has more than 20 years of experience, has joined the firm as Family Office Executive. She will work with Hewgley and Harris supporting LGA’s clients.
Hewgley will have day-to-day operational responsibility for the firm, along with client service and general counsel responsibilities. Before joining the firm, she was an attorney at LGA’s affiliated tax and estate-planning law firm, Lowenhaupt & Chasnoff. Hewgley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. She also received a law degree from Saint Louis University and is admitted to the Missouri bar.
Harris joined the firm in 2004 and is responsible for client relationships, service coordination, and project management. Prior to joining LGA, she managed investor relations and reporting for a Midwest seed-stage venture capital fund. Before that, she held positions with GE Capital and Morris Publishing. Harris graduated magna cum laude from Hastings College in Nebraska and studied accounting at Northwestern University.
Johnson is responsible for client relationships, service coordination and project management, as well as helping coordinate all client accounting related activities. Prior to LGA, she worked for a wealth management firm in St. Louis, where she served as the Family CFO to 25 clients. Before that, Johnson worked with Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche, and BKD specialising in taxation for individuals, trusts and estates. She also worked as an accounting consultant to several non-profit organizations and currently serves on the board for Peter and Paul Community Services. Johnson graduated cum laude from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner™.