Anne Neal is the President of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. She is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College with an A.B. in American history and literature. She received her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School where she was editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
From 1980 to 1982, Ms. Neal specialized in First Amendment law at the New York City law firm of Rogers & Wells. She has served as general counsel of the Office of Administration, Executive Office of the President; associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Wiley & Rein; senior vice president and deputy general counsel of the Recording Industry Association of America; and general counsel and congressional liaison of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Neal was formerly co-editor of the American Bar Association’s publication Communications Lawyer. She is co-author of The Intelligent Donor’s Guide to College Giving (with Jerry L. Martin) and author of numerous articles on intellectual property rights, trade, and telecommunications.