Elizabeth Hennessy

Managing Director

Elizabeth has over 29 years of experience serving public finance issuers. She has cultivated a strong K-12 Midwest business practice that focuses primarily on Illinois municipalities, including counties, cities/villages, and school and park districts. Elizabeth’s expertise and commitment to serving her clients’ needs is superlative and continuously demonstrated through the longstanding relationships she maintains with her clientele. Prior to joining Raymond James, she was managing director for William Blair & Company, LLC, where she led the Illinois school district finance team and helped maintain the firm’s top-five ranking for the last 10 years for Illinois K-12 financings. She is a frequent presenter for the Illinois Association of School Business Officials. In addition to her business accomplishments, Elizabeth has served as president of the board of directors of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago (FY2015-2017). Elizabeth received a master’s degree in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Michigan. Elizabeth holds the Series 7, 63, 79, 24 and 50 licenses.