Born in New York, Jeanne Ballot grew up in Barrington, IL, a Chicago suburb, moved to Seattle in 2005 and to Mercer Island in 2010. Jeanne is married to Kevin Millison and is the proud stepmother of two teenagers, mom of two elementary-age children, and pseudo-mom for one puppy, two cats and, over the years, numerous fish. She has a BA in English from the University of Notre Dame and an MA in Communications Management from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. Jeanne started her career in the non-profit sector in Chicago and Los Angeles, working on higher education and public policy issues before transitioning to corporate communications in 1997. She spent 15 years at the Boeing Company working in all areas of communications, including leading all internal and executive communications for the company’s 70,000+ employee defense organization. Jeanne is a past board member of the Sunnybeam School, a current board member of the Mercer Island Girls Lacrosse Club and an active volunteer at her children’s schools and with their many activities. She also recently returned to work as a freelance grant writer for the Seattle Clemency Project. She enjoys travel, theatre, tennis and spending time at Hood Canal.