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Company Overview of Aspen Institute, The

Company Overview

The Aspen Institute is an international non-profit educational institution that focuses on discussion and inquiry on issues of global concern. It offers leadership seminars, policy studies, and fellowship programs. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and Wye River, Maryland and partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Germany; Rome, Italy; Lyon, France; and Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

One Dupont Circle, NW

Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036-1133

United States

Founded in 1950





Key Executives for Aspen Institute, The

Chief Executive Officer, President and Trustee
Age: 63
Executive Vice President of Operations and Corporate Secretary
Executive Vice president for International and Policy Programs and Trustee
Senior Fellow in Education and Society Program
Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs for International Partnerships
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Aspen Institute, The Key Developments

Aspen Institute Appoints Alastair Fitzpayne to Direct of Its Future of Work Initiative

The Aspen Institute announced that Alastair Fitzpayne has been appointed director of its Future of Work Initiative. Most recently, Fitzpayne served as Chief of Staff at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Secretary Sylvia Burwell, and will assume the role on February 27, 2017. In addition to serving as Chief of Staff at HHS, Fitzpayne also held a number of senior roles at the Department of the Treasury during the Obama Administration, including Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs.

Aspen Institute Names Tom Wheeler as Senior Fellow

Tom Wheeler will join the Aspen Institute as a senior fellow after he steps down from his post as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Wheeler is the sixth consecutive FCC Chairman to join the Aspen Institute following his Chairmanship, marking a bipartisan tradition spanning twenty years. As a Senior Fellow, he will offer his insights on network and digital technology policy.

Aspen Institute Announces Management Changes

The Aspen Institute Board of Trustees announced that James S. Crown has been elected chairman for a three-year term effective immediately. Crown, who had been serving as the board's vice chairman, takes over from Robert K. Steel who held the position for eight years. Crown is the president of Henry Crown and Company, a privately owned company that invests in public and private securities, real estate and operating companies. He serves as lead director of General Dynamics Corporation and is a director of JPMorgan Chase. Outgoing Chairman Steel will serve as chairman of the board's Trustee Affairs Committee. In addition, the Board elected seven new members, and trustees Gerald Greenwald and Ann Frasher Hudson became Lifetime Trustees of the Institute. Isaac Shongwe retired from the board. Newly Elected Aspen Institute Trustees: William Bynum, Troy Carter,Penny Coulter, Arne Duncan, Antonio Gracias, Kaya Henderson and Carrie Walton Penner.

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