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Managing Partner and CEO Drew Andrews Is Named on HBJ's Power 50 List

Original article posted in the Hartford Business Journal

Hartford accounting and consulting firm Whittlesey was founded in 1961 as a solo practice on Lewis Street, but it’s grown significantly since then, expanding to Massachusetts and becoming a major regional, midsize player.

Drew Andrews, the firm’s managing partner and CEO since 2008, has led a lot of that recent expansion through acquisitions and organic growth.

Case in point: In December Whittlesey announced that it absorbed Bova, Harrington & Associates, a CPA and financial consulting business in Northampton, Massachusetts. Whittlesey also has an office in Holyoke.

Andrews is well-known in Hartford’s business community. As managing partner and CEO, he oversees the firm’s business operations and provides internal leadership.

During the pandemic, he has helped lead Whittlesey’s embrace of remote work while his firm, similar to others in the industry, saw increased demand for its services amid a lot of uncertainty for many businesses.

Andrews said his firm will be eyeing more growth opportunities in the year ahead, as well as attracting top talent and broadening diversity efforts. Last year, Whittlesey established a diversity, equity, and inclusion steering committee to work on policy and strategies.

Andrews is a Hartford area native and Connecticut Business & Industry Association board member. He’s also an active member of the MetroHartford Alliance, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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