Anneli Shearer Ballard is a member of Chapin's Class of 1986. After twelve years at Chapin, she left for Washington, D.C. and earned a bachelor's degree in graphic design from The American University. Ms. Ballard returned to New York to embark on a career in communications and joined Chapin in 2011 with an extensive background in public relations, marketing and event coordination, having worked for Estēe Lauder, NIKE, Cole Haan and Korn/Ferry International. Ms. Ballard also served for three years as a Trustee for The Brownstone School, a not-for-profit, independent pre-school in Manhattan, and currently serves as a member of their Advisory Council. She lives with her husband and two sons.