Shannon Kennedy receives inaugural Glen W. Johnson Legacy Award at FOX Family Forum

Shannon Kennedy receives inaugural Glen W. Johnson Legacy Award at FOX Family Forum

Oct 27, 2023

This week, Family Office Exchange (FOX) recognized Shannon Kennedy, Head, BMO U.S. Wealth Management, as the inaugural recipient of its Glen W. Johnson Legacy Award. The award is presented to those who have distinguished themselves through exemplary achievements in the family office space.

With over 35 years’ experience working with affluent families, Shannon was recently appointed to her current role of Head, BMO U.S. Wealth Management, having previously served as Global President for BMO Family Office. In both 2020 and 2023, she was a recipient of the Women in Wealth Award by Family Wealth Report. Shannon also serves as Trustee at The Field Museum in Chicago and as a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University.

“Glen was a great admirer of Shannon,” said Peter Moustakerski, CEO, FOX. “I can’t think of a more deserving inaugural recipient. Glen’s legacy, as a distinguished leader, friend, and mentor to so many within the family office industry – as well as supporter of so many local and national organizations – is in good hands with Shannon. She exhibits many of Glen’s qualities and continues to be a powerful influence and resource within our community.”

“I’m humbled and honored to accept this award, particularly because Glen was such a wonderful peer and friend to me. He taught us that healthy competition exists in this space by demonstrating a willingness to collaborate and, especially in his role at FOX, encouraged an environment of open communication. Glen brought people together, always with a great smile on his face, and exhibited such generosity of time, knowledge, and compassion.” Kennedy said.

About the Glen W. Johnson Legacy Award

So many of us feel fortunate to have known and worked with Glen W. Johnson, a distinguished attorney, leader, friend, and mentor to countless individuals. Created to honor his legacy, the award is presented to an individual, within or support of the family office industry, who has distinguished themselves through extraordinary achievements. Recipients demonstrate these six characteristics and values espoused by Glen: connector, inclusive, inspiring, effective, philanthropic, and socially involved.