George W. Connell

George W. Connell

Founder & Director

Mr. George Connell is the Founder and a current Director of The Haverford Trust Company, Director of Drexel Morgan Capital Advisers, Inc. and Haverford Financial Services, which are subsidiaries of Drexel Morgan & Co. George established the Haverford Quality Investing® investment philosophy. The Haverford Trust Company has followed this historically successful and disciplined process since its inception in 1979. George has more than 50 years of investment management experience and serves as a member of the Executive Committees for Drexel Morgan & Co. and The Haverford Trust Company.

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Certifications & Education

B.S. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Previous Experience

Founder & Chief Investment Officer
Rittenhouse Financial Services

Principal & Chair of the Investment Selection Committee
Drexel & Co.

Corporate Research Analyst
J.P. Morgan & Company

Investment Manager (2003-2012)
WW Smith Foundation

Investment Manager (1961-2000)
Society of the Holy Child Jesus

Investment Manager (1993-2000)
Philadelphia Pension Fund

Investment Manager (1977-1995)
Graduate Hospital Endowment Fund

Investment Manager (1983-1990)
Rosemont College Endowment Fund

Investment Manager (1967-1983)
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Founded by St. Katherine Drexel

Investment Manager (1968-1983)
Douty Foundation

Investment Manager (1963-1973)
University of Pennsylvania Endowment Fund

Investment Manager (1973-1982)
Drexel University Endowment Fund

Affiliations & Memberships

Trustee Emeritus & Finance Committee Member (1974-Present)
Morris Arboretum

Trustee & Finance Committee Chairman (1991-Present)
Caroline A. Buck Foundation

Trustee (1993-Present)
Providence Center, A Ministry of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus

Board of Overseers (1994-Present)
University of Pennsylvania Athletic Association

Hospitality Committee (1995-Present)
Devon Horse Show & Country Fair FBO Bryn Mawr Hospital

Trustee (2002-Present)
Academy in Manayunk

Investment Manager (2009-Present)
Lattner Family Foundation

Finance Committee (2013-Present)
Project Home

Finance Committee Chairman (1961-2006)
Northern Home for Children

Finance Committee Chairman & Board Vice Chairman (1974-2000)
Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Director & Finance Committee Chairman (1976-2012)
National Rolling Mills

Trustee & Finance Committee Chairman (1995-2000)
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Client Service Team

Lynda M. McFeeley

Senior Investment Officer