A Wyoming native, Jeanie Anderson grew up in the Midwest and pursued her professional life on the East Coast and abroad, but has always considered Wyoming to be home. As a child, she spent summers at her grandparents’ cattle ranches in southern Wyoming, sometimes visiting Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. She still remembers the awe she felt when she first came to Grand Teton National Park, and has long been committed to protecting the lands and wildlife that make Jackson Hole so special.
With a degree in political science and economics from Northwestern University, Jeanie began her career as an international business consultant in New York and Hong Kong. After then obtaining a law degree from Georgetown, she became an international trade lawyer in Washington, DC with DC and NY law firms representing governments and private sector clients in trade negotiations and disputes. For several years, she was an international trade negotiator for the US Government.
Jeanie’s escape from all of that was hiking and skiing in Jackson Hole. And when she married Pete Wales, a law professor who also had ties to Jackson – his middle name was Woolsey and he had stayed at Trail Creek Ranch in his youth – he adopted Jackson Hole as well. In the late ‘90s they bought a home in Wilson, and in 2012, they became full-time residents. We’re excited to have her skillset and dedication on our board!