Joanne Sammer


Joanne Sammer is an award-winning writer who has written extensively for professional services firms on topics related to accounting, auditing, corporate governance, finance, and human resources. She has extensive experience translating complex business and financial topics into content that is relevant and useful to different types of audiences, including corporate executives, employees, customers, and investors.

Education and credentials:

B.A. in journalism, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Areas of expertise:

  • Corporate finance and accounting
  • Compliance and governance
  • The business of healthcare
  • Risk management and insurance
  • Human resources and retirement plans

Favorite things:

Days filled with good dogs and great books; the Maine coast in the summer and the Jersey Shore in the off-season; the Steelers in the playoffs; that mix of pride and relief when I finish a complex project and I know I created something meaningful for my clients and readers.


“When the talking, research, and planning are all done and it’s just me and my laptop struggling to do justice to the material, there’s always a moment when it all starts to click. An edit here, a tweak there and I’m thinking, ‘hey, this is why I do this for a living.’”