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Hirschler is pleased to announce Stephanie Hood has joined the firm as executive director. In this role, Hood will oversee the firm’s financial and administrative operations, and partner with the board of directors to implement the firm’s strategic plan.

“Through varied experience in midsize law firms in the Northeast, Stephanie has distinguished herself as a strong leader and visionary,” said Courtney Paulk, president of Hirschler. “We look forward to the fresh ideas and perspective she brings to enhance our client-centered service model and the implementation of our strategic goals.”

Hood brings more than 20 years of experience in administrative leadership roles for law firms in the New England area. She joins Hirschler from Sulloway & Hollis, PLLC in New Hampshire, where she served as chief operating officer. Hood previously served as executive director of mid-sized Boston firm, Hemenway & Barnes, LLP for 13 years as well as chief financial officer of its subsidiary, Hemenway Trust Company, LLC. She is active with the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), currently serving on the Chapter Resource Team for ALA International. Hood previously served as president for the Trustee of the Foundation of the ALA and president of the ALA Boston chapter, along with various other board and committee level positions.

“The executive director role at Hirschler is a unique opportunity to collaborate with a firm focused on offering high-quality legal and client service,” Hood said. “It is an honor to join an esteemed group of professionals who share my passion for progress, innovation and community stewardship.” 

Hood has a long history of contributing to the community. She previously served on the board for the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire and on the organization’s sub-committee on policy and employment practices. She also served as board president for Healing Abuse Working for Change in Salem, Mass. Hood has also been active with the Thailand-based nonprofit Creative Life Foundation.

Hood earned a Master of Professional Studies degree in law firm management from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Babson College.

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