Al Greenough, Associate Director, Philadelphia Area Independent School Business Officers Association (PAISBOA)

"Palmer is considered a friend of PAISBOA because of her strong supportive relationships with many of our members.  Through her energy, commitment and experience, Palmer’s contributions to our professional development program for Business Officers have been invaluable."

Grant Lichtman, Author of #EdJourney

"Palmer has a long track record as a visionary of the school business officer community.  She "gets" that independent schools are facing major challenges at the nexus of financial sustainability and a rapidly changing world. Her remarkable body of work is evidence that we can meet these challenges head on with a combination of hard data and forward-leaning strategies."

Jack Strain, Senior VP - AWG Dewar Insurance

"I have had the pleasure of working with Palmer Ball over the past fifteen years during her tenure as Business Manager at Spartanburg Day School.  The first quality that comes to mind when describing Palmer is her professionalism.  She is always thoroughly prepared for whatever situation we needed to discuss from student attrition at Spartanburg Day School to the relative value proposition surrounding future admissions success across the Independent School spectrum.   I always was eager to hear Palmer’s ideas regarding any aspect of Independent School management.  She is a naturally inquisitive person with an impressive work ethic.  I am certain that anyone who utilizes her services will be quite pleased with their decision."

Ian Symmonds, National Independent School Consultant, Ian Symmonds & Associates

"Palmer has a long track record of developing excellent systems, business planning, and financial analysis.  During our work with her, we found some of the best financial tracking among independent schools. She really understands her craft and, more importantly, our industry."

Jeff Shields, President and CEO, National Business Officers Association (NBOA)

“Palmer Ball has been recognized as a national leader and mentor within the independent school business officer community among her colleagues and peers.  She brings insight and expertise to critical issues facing independent schools including long-range financial planning, budgeting and financial aid.  She has shared her knowledge with NBOA audiences at our annual meeting and as a member of the faculty for our Business Officer Institute on numerous occasions -- always to packed rooms and earning overwhelmingly positive reviews.  Her thoughtful analysis of a school’s financial position and her enthusiasm for the independent school mission is unmatched.”

Project work for independent school financial operations