Welcome to the Aspen Institute’s New President-Elect!

November 30, 2017 |

The Aspen Institute Board of Trustees named Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D., as the organization’s next president and CEO. Dan is president of Franklin & Marshall College.

Dan Porterfield is an innovative, strategic thinker. He brings to the position an intellectual depth, a commitment to inclusivity and diversity, and an ability to lead a complex, mission-driven organization to create impact and make a difference in the world. He will succeed Walter Isaacson, effective June 1, 2018.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Porterfield to the Aspen family! Watch a video conversation with our president-elect and read a letter from the chairman of the Board of Trustees .

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