BA, Guilford College
MBA, Fordham University
Mom, wife, writer, runner, high-energy optimist
Anna E. Nichols
As the Director of Communications, Anna E. Nichols is responsible for creating and leading the communications and client education initiatives for the firm.
Anna has more than 14 years’ experience of marketing, research and educational programming in the family wealth industry. Prior to joining Altair, she was the Managing Director for Content at Family Office Exchange (FOX), a membership organization for ultra-high net worth families and their advisors. Anna has authored multiple studies, articles and white papers and is a well-known writer and speaker on a wide range of generational wealth issues. Her work has been published in the Journal of Trusts and Estates, Private Wealth Management, Family Business, and SRR magazines among other publications. Anna is a frequent presenter at family office, family business and wealth management conferences.
Previous to her work at FOX, Anna held management positions with the New York City Bar Association, and the YWCA of New York City. Anna came to Chicago as a consultant for the real property, probate and trust section of the American Bar Association.
Anna is on the board of directors for the YWCA Evanston-North Shore and on the women’s advisory board for Metropolitan Capital Bank and Trust. She is a member of the executive committee for the Chicago Chapter of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and is a 21/64 certified facilitator.
Anna received a bachelor’s degree from Guilford College and an MBA from Fordham University. She lives in Evanston, IL with her husband and two children.