Brooks Entwistle

Brooks Entwistle, Partner and CEO, The Everstone Group, Singapore. Brooks Entwistle is a Partner and CEO of The Everstone Group, an India and South East Asia focused Private Equity and Real Estate investor. Headquartered in Singapore, Everstone has 130 employees across 5 offices (Singapore, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Mauritius) and manages approximately $2 billion. As the Group CEO of Everstone Capital, Brooks leads the day to day management of the firm, with a particular focus on large deal origination and cross border transactions. Prior to joining Everstone in 2014, Brooks was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he spent 22 years in various capacities, including 15 years based in Asia. Most recently, he was Chairman of Goldman Sachs South East Asia as well as CEO of Goldman Sachs Singapore. Prior to this, he spent 5 years in Mumbai as CEO and Founder of Goldman Sachs India where he was responsible for leading and building the firm across all divisions. He also served as the Founder & Co‐Head of Goldman Sachs Asia’s High Technology Group. Earlier in his career, Brooks served as a District Electoral Supervisor with the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC). Brooks holds an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is currently a Board member of the Aspen Institute, EmancipAction and Young Life. Brooks is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Fernando Espuelas

Fernando Espuelas, Host, Matter of Fact, Hearst TV, Los Angeles, CA. Fernando is currently the host of Matter of Fact on the Hearst TV Network. Prior to this, he was host and managing editor of The Fernando Espuelas Show (formerly Café Espuelas), a daily national talkshow broadcast live on the Univision Radio Network. He is also a regular political analyst on Univision's newscasts. He is also the CEO of VoxGente, LLC a media company based in Los Angeles and previously founded and was CEO of Voy LLC, a digital media company, which has established a unique content-creation, discovery, and distribution platform to find, share and enjoy Latin entertainment and culture. Fernando also founded and was Chairman and CEO of StarMedia Network, a pioneering multi-platform media company for Spanish and Portuguese speaking audiences worldwide. At StarMedia, he built the first online network to transcend national barriers, becoming the first and most recognized pan-Latin new media brand in Latin America and the United States, eventually serving 25 million people worldwide and reaching a market capitalization of $3.8 billion dollars. Fernando was recognized by Time magazine as one of the “Leaders of the Millennium,” and he was honored as a “2000 All-Star” business leader by Crain’s New York Business magazine. Prior to founding StarMedia Network, Fernando was the Managing Director of Marketing Communications for AT&T Latin America and the Caribbean. He held various senior positions at Ogilvy & Mather in both the United States and Latin America, and at advertising agencies Lowe & Partners and Young & Rubicams’ Wunderman Worldwide. He is also the author of the book Life in Action. Fernando received a B.A. in History with distinction from Connecticut College.  He is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Alphonse Fletcher, Jr.

Alphonse Fletcher, Jr., Founder and CEO, Fletcher Asset Management, Inc., New York, NY. Alphonse pursues an uncommon investment strategy combining traditional investment management, corporate finance, quantitative methods, and social responsibility. Since 1991, Fletcher Asset Management has invested more than $1 billion in dozens of promising companies. In 1996, the company had about 25 employees, and there were days when Fletcher, this tiny company (by Wall Street standards), accounted for more than five percent of the New York Stock Exchange's trading volume. Alphonse started working in the investment arena after graduating from Harvard in 1987. He first joined the Wall Street investment firm of Bear, Stearns & Co. and in 1989 was lured away by GE's Kidder, Peabody & Co., a giant in the Wall Street-based investment industry. Alphonse soon became an active philanthropist. The recipients of his generosity have been the NAACP, Harvard University, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, New School for Social Research, and the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. In collaboration with other groups, Alphonse has launched a $50 million multi-year initiative in education which includes a fellowship program providing $50,000 fellowships to educators, lawyers, scientists, artists, economists, and others who work toward equality. Alphonse was named “Entrepreneur of the Year 1999” by Ernst & Young. He has an A.B. from Harvard University and a Masters degree from the Yale Environment School.  Alphonse is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.

Jonathan Greenblatt

Jonathan Greenblatt, National Director (CEO), Anti-Defamation League, Washington, DC.  Jonathan is the National Director (CEO) Designate at the Anti-Defamation League and a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School. From 2011 until 2014, Jonathan served as Special Assistant to the President and director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the Domestic Policy Council at the White House. In this role, he is leading the effort inside the Administration to utilize innovative applications of human capital and financial capital that can elevate community solutions and expand economic opportunities. His portfolio includes issues such as national service, civic engagement, financial innovation, impact investing, and social enterprise. Before joining the White House, Jonathan was a serial social entrepreneur. He co-founded Ethos Water (acquired by Starbucks Coffee Company in 2005) and All for Good (acquired by Points of Light in 2011); served as CEO of GOOD Worldwide; worked as an operating partner at Satori Capital, a private equity firm focused on conscious capitalism; and founded the Impact Economy Initiative at the Aspen Institute, an effort to explore how public policy can create an enabling environment to accelerate impact investing and scale social enterprise. He was also an active angel investor and a member of the faculty at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA where he developed and taught its coursework on social entrepreneurship. He also served as an aide in the Clinton White House and US Department of Commerce where he developed international economic policy with a focus on emerging markets and post-conflict economies. Before joining the Clinton Administration, Jonathan worked in Little Rock, Arkansas on Gov. Bill Clinton’s first successful presidential campaign in 1992. He earned an MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated cum laude with a BA from Tufts University.  He is a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly and a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.

Crystal Hayling

Crystal Hayling, Writer and Social Enterprise Consultant, C2 Projects, San Mateo, CA. Crystal Hayling is a creative, values-driven leader with a track record of forging innovative partnerships between grantmakers, nonprofits, government, and the private sector. During two decades of nonprofit and foundation experience her work has supported social entrepreneurship, civic engagement, public health, women's rights and nonprofit leadership development. She is currently a writer and social enterprise/philanthropic consultant with C2 Projects. Formerly, from 2002-2009, she served as President and CEO of the Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF) where she oversaw deployment of more than $100 million to strengthen California's community clinics, achieve universal health coverage in the United States, and address family violence. Prior to joining BSCF Crystal was Senior Advisor for the Marguerite Casey Foundation, a Seattle-based independent grant making foundation dedicated to helping low-income families strengthen their voice and mobilize their communities to advocate for social justice. From 1997 to 2003, Crystal launched and served as Director of the Medi-Cal Policy Institute, a public policy think-tank founded by the California HealthCare Foundation to ensure that all low-income Californians have access to health care. She also created a $35 million grants initiative targeting gang violence while at the California Wellness Foundation in Woodland Hills, California, from 1992 to 1995. Other foundations where Hayling held leadership positions include the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and the Los Angeles Women's Foundation. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, an assessment organization that provides comparative data to increase foundation effectiveness and the Lien Centre for Social Innovation. Crystal holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Masters in Management Science from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Crystal has lived and worked in Mexico, China, and now Singapore, and also served as a member of the first annual Aspen Institute Health Policy Roundtable. She is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Tonya Hinch

Tonya Hinch, Managing Director, Henry Crown Fellowship Program, Washington, D.C.  Tonya Hinch recently joined the Aspen Institute as Managing Director of the Henry Crown Fellowship Program.  She relocated from Crossville, TN after selling her family business, Hinch & Associates, a regional insurance agency, for which she served as CEO.  Tonya was also the founder of LifePlanning Unlimited, a coaching and seminar business that supports women in areas such as raising their cash and retiring backwards. Prior to this, Tonya successfully created and enjoyed a career that encompassed Fortune 500 companies, a ground-breaking start-up in a highly politicized category, and leadership in one of the most controversial education reform movements in the United States. Tonya was Executive Vice-President of Operations at Edison Schools, responsible for $500MM in business overseeing over 100 schools in 23 states and over 7,000 employees. Formerly, Tonya specialized in Marketing and Sales at consumer packaged goods companies, including Ultrafem, Neutrogena, Clairol, and Procter & Gamble.  She received a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Tennessee.  Tonya resides in Washington, D.C. and New York City, New York.  Tonya is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Joyce Johnson-Miller

Joyce Johnson-Miller, Senior Managing Director, Relativity Capital, New York, NY. Joyce Johnson-Miller is a Senior Managing Director at Relativity Capital, a private equity fund that invests in both distressed and healthy middle market companies. She was previously managing director of Cerberus Capital Management, LLC, where she was responsible for investing and trading in distressed investments, and has been an active investor in the distressed investment market for more than 15 years. In 1995, while at Cerberus, she founded JJM, LLC, a certified minority owned private equity fund focused solely on distressed middle market investments in the manufacturing, automotive and related industries. Joyce also worked as a vice president with ING Bank's Corporate Restructuring Group, where she specialized in investing and recapitalizing distressed middle market companies. She began her career at Citicorp's Leveraged Capital group financing leveraged buyouts and acquisitions. Joyce has served on the board of directors of twelve companies and currently serves on the board of directors of two privately held companies. She received her BA from the University of Denver in 1987. Joyce is 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Bryant Keil

Bryant Keil, Founding Chairman, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Chicago, IL. Bryant Keil is the Founding Chairman of the board of Potbelly Sandwich Works. In 1996, fueled by a powerful combination of intense taste buds and the desire to spread the love of growing Potbelly fans, Bryant Keil, acquired Potbelly Sandwich Works—a unique and wonderful neighborhood sandwich joint located on Chicago's Lincoln Avenue. Since 1996, Bryant has grown Potbelly from the one store on Lincoln Avenue, to include 152 stores in the Chicagoland area, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Dallas and Washington, D.C. While Potbelly's are popping up everywhere, Bryant is dedicated to preserving the individuality of each store in an attempt to keep Potbelly from becoming another fast food chain. Although Bryant takes a low-key approach to building the business, the outside world has taken notice of the success of Potbelly. Bryant was named the “2003 Illinois Restaurateur of the Year” by the Illinois Restaurant Association, Crain's Chicago Business tapped him as one of its "40 under 40" young business leaders, and Inc. magazine listed Potbelly as one of our nation's 500 fastest growing companies. Among his accomplishments are his involvement in investment and entrepreneurial ventures, primarily focused in the hospitality industry. Bryant is an active member of many community and volunteer organizations including the Economic Club of Chicago, The Young Presidents’ Organization, Kohl’s Children’s Museum, the 2016 Olympic Committee, and is a Board member of the Field Museum.  He is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.

Moushumi Marufi Khan

Moushumi Marufi Khan, Bangladesh.  Moushumi Khan was the first director of Legal and Compliance at BRAC, the world’s largest development organization based in Bangladesh. As BRAC’s in house legal department, she and her team provided legal support on corporate, civil, employment, land, international, and compliance matters. Moushumi initiated the first ever Legal and Compliance review of the 18 BRAC Social Enterprises and spearheaded the first central inventory of all BRAC legal issues, outside counsel, and legal fees. Previously, she advised non-profit organizations such as the Grameen Bank and InterAction and counseled companies on designing effective public/private partnerships, employee diversity policies, and mediation of conflicts between employers/employees and the larger society. Prior to working in Bangladesh, she was in private practice in New York City for almost a decade concentrating on civil rights and corporate law. She is a co-founder and the first President of the Muslim Bar Association of New York. Moushumi earned a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a Master’s in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where she was a Zuckerman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership. She received an A.B. degree in Critical Social Thought, cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College and a Certificate in General Course from the Government Department of the London School of Economics. Moushumi is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Shan Li

Shan Li, Chief Executive Officer, Chinastone Capital Management Limited, Beijing, China. Shan is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Chinastone Capital Management Limited in Beijing. Prior to Chinastone, he was Vice Chairman for Investment Banking at UBSAG in Hong Kong. Previously Shan was a partner in San Shan (HK) Limited and prior to that he was Vice Chairman of China Overseas-Educated Scholars Development Foundation and Founding Partner of San Shan Capital Partners.  He has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of China International Holdings Limited; Managing Director for Head of China Investment Banking of Lehman Brothers (Asia); Deputy Head of Investment Bank Preparation Committee of China Development Bank; Executive Director of the Advisory Group at Goldman Sachs International (London); Executive Director of Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs (Asia); Executive Director of Economic Research Department at Goldman Sachs (Asia); International Economist at Goldman Sachs & Co. (New York); and Associate of Global Foreign Exchange Trading at CS First Boston. Shan is a regular commentator and author of various influential local and international mass media and publications on areas concerning China's economic development and policy. He has lectured in universities around the world on related topics. Shan has a Ph. D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a M.A. in Economics, from the University of California, Davis; and a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Tsinghua University in Beijing.  Shan is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Tareq Sameeh Maayah

Tareq Sameeh Maayah, CEO, Exalt Technologies, Ramallah, Palestine.  Tareq Sameeh Maayah is the CEO of Exalt Technologies, a leading Palestinian software house. Prior to this position, Tareq was the CEO for Siemens Information and Communication Technologies Ltd., a Siemens AG research and development center for data communication equipment. Tareq has served on many boards and was Chairman of the  Palestine Information Technology Association of Companies, and Palestine Information and Communication Technologies Incubator from 2004-2006.  Tareq holds a Masters of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University, and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, (IIT).  He is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Meena Mansharamani

Meena Mansharamani, President and Founder, Intend Growth, LLC, New York, NY. Meena Mansharamani is President and Founder of Intend Growth, LLC, focused on partnering with leadership teams of start-up companies to crystallize and capture their growth potential. Before founding Intend Growth, Meena was the Managing Director of Materne North America.  the owner of GoGo squeeZ, a leader in squeezable 100 percent fruit pouches for kids and families, and owned by private-equity owned Groupe MOM in France. Under her leadership, Meena grew the GoGo squeeZ brand from $7MM to $120MM through new distribution, focused innovation and grassroots and influencer marketing. Before joining Materne, Meena was at PepsiCo where she was Senior Vice President of Innovation and Insights for Pepsi-Cola North America (PCNA) and Vice President of Corporate Strategy for the entire snack and beverage company. Prior to joining the PepsiCo team, Meena was Vice President in the consumer goods and retail practice of A.T. Kearney, a management consulting firm. During her ten-year tenure at A.T. Kearney, she served a variety of industries, including apparel, automotive, transportation, and financial services. Meena received her MBA from Wharton and her MA and BA from Harvard University. Meena is currently serves on the Board of Accel Foods, an accelerator focused on serving health and wellness focused food and beverage start-ups. She is also on the Board of Directors of Animal Haven, a non-profit organization in New York that is focused on animal rescue and reintegration. She is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Audrey Marshall

Audrey C. Marshall, M.D., Chief, Invasive Cardiology and Director, Advanced Fetal Care Center, Children’s Hospital of Boston, Boston, MA. As an interventional pediatric cardiologist at Boston Children’s since 2001, Audrey performs over 300 procedures a year on infants and children born with congenital heart disease.  She is one of the founding members of the Boston Fetal Cardiac Interventional Program, an internationally-recognized team of operators who developed the procedure to open blocked heart valves before birth.  Her current research activity is focused in two areas: outcomes of fetal cardiac intervention, and the use of implantable devices in structural heart disease.  She teaches trainees both at the Harvard Medical School and at Boston Children’s, personally training a single senior pediatric interventional cardiology fellow each year.  She has authored more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and lectures internationally on fetal and pediatric cardiac catheterization. Audrey is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, has served on the American College of Cardiology Women in Cardiology Committee, and on the Board of Directors of the Boston Children’s Heart Foundation.  She has received numerous awards in the past including the CIMIT Johnson & Johnson Young Clinician Research Award, the NIH National Research Scholarship Award, and the American Medical Women’s Association Scholarship Citation. Audrey has an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University. She is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute. 

Christy Bieber Orris

Christy Bieber Orris, Entrepreneur, Peak to Peak Holdings, Boulder, CO.  Christy Bieber Orris is an active investor and entrepreneur through Peak-to-Peak Investments.  Her newest ventures are brackitz, a building toy company that empowers and challenges our next generation of engineers and architects and Sun Cups, a premium allergen-free chocolate company.  Christy was the CEO of the ATEK Companies from 2001-2011, a privately owned management company, that owned and ran various outsource and product based companies.  Employing over 700 people, ATEK Companies had six manufacturing facilities with revenues exceeding $140 million.  Their anchor company, ATEK Medical, was purchased from Medtronic’s Cardiac Surgery business in 2003.  Orris and her team developed ATEK Medical into one of the leading finished device medical outsource suppliers in the world.  Its customer base included Medtronic, Boston Scientific, J&J, Smith & Nephew and other leading OEMs.  They specialized in sole source production of complex disposable and implantable medical devices.  ATEK Medical and its sister company, ATEK Plastics, were sold to Vention Medical/KRG in November, 2011.  Before ATEK, Christy was President of Regent Aviation, worked in operations at Baxter Healthcare and in brand management at General Mills.  She received her MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth and BS in marketing and international business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  From 2008-2011, Christy chaired the board of University of Colorado, Leed’s School of Business and later transitioned onto the Dean’s CEO Cabinet.   She was awarded the Alumni Service Award at the University and frequently speaks on campus and mentors students.  Christy is a member and previous board member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and a member of YPO Women’s International Network and the Committee of 200.  She was one of Boulder’s 40 Under 40 in 2010.  After selling the ATEK Companies in 2011, Christy travelled around the world for a year with her family and is now restoring a historic ranch, investing and building a new series of companies.  She is an avid bike racer, skier and ex-Hawaii Ironman competitor. Christy resides in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two sons.  She is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and board member, member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and is now bringing the Aspen Seminar to the Leeds Scholar’s Program.  

Ellen K. Pao

Ellen K. Pao, Entrepeneur and Investor, San Francisco, CA. Ellen is and entrepreneur and investor and former reddit executive. Ellen joined Reddit in in 2013 leading business development and strategic partnerships until 2014 and serving as interim CEO until 2015. From 2005 to 2012, Ellen Pao was a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a well-known venture capital firm, where she served on the boards of Flipboard, Datameer and Lehigh, and worked closely with RPX and Jive. Prior to joining Kleiner Perkins, Ellen held various operating roles at BEA Systems, a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure software. At BEA, she was Head of Business Development for Products, Engineering Site Manager for new mobile products, and lead for a new international engineering effort. She also served in corporate development, leading strategic projects for the CEO and merger & acquisition projects. Prior to working at BEA, Ellen focused on strategic business development and closed technology, service and content acquisition partnerships for Tellme Networks and Microsoft's WebTV division. She also served as a consultant at early-stage startups, including MyCFO and Danger Research. Before entering the tech field, Ellen worked as a corporate attorney for Cravath, Swaine & Moore in both its New York City and Hong Kong offices, working on international high-yield debt offerings, M&A transactions, aircraft financings and asset-backed securities. At Cravath, she also worked on pro-bono projects for Habitat for Humanity and Covenant House. Ellen holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and a certificate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.

Christopher Sacca

Christopher Sacca, Founder and Managing Director, Lowercase Capital, LLC, Mountain View, CA. Chris Sacca is an early stage venture capitalist, private equity/buyout principal, and company advisor focusing on Internet and wireless projects. He currently serves as the founding Managing Director of Lowercase Capital in San Francisco, CA.  Formerly, Chris was Head of Special Initiatives at Google Inc. where he was one of the primary strategists for global infrastructure, access, communications, wireless and related product development. His most visible projects included Google's groundbreaking participation in the FCC's 700MHz spectrum auction, Google's technology facility in The Dalles, OR, Google's efforts to encourage alternative forms of Internet access such as municipal WiFi, and many of the company's business development and acquisition deals. Chris is a frequent public speaker on the subjects of disruptive innovation and public access to the Internet and teaches as an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School at Oxford University. Before joining Google, Chris held a number of executive roles at one of the world's largest web infrastructure companies, Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai Technologies), ultimately responsible for their legal and corporate development efforts. Prior to Speedera, Chris was an attorney with the Silicon Valley law firm of Fenwick & West where he handled venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, and licensing transactions for high-technology clients. Before arriving in Silicon Valley, Chris lived and worked in Europe and Latin America. Chris graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center where he was a member of The Tax Lawyer law review and was honored as the school's Philip A. Ryan and Ralph J. Gilbert Memorial Scholar. He also graduated cum laude from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and was an Edmund Evans Memorial Scholar as well as a Weeks Family Foundation Scholar.  Chris is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.

Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker and Founder, The Moxie Institute, Mill Valley, CA. Emmy-nominated filmmaker and The Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain is one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st century,” and is on NPR’s list of Best Commencement Speeches, Ever.  Four of Tiffany’s films have premiered at Sundance, including her feature documentary Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology. The US State Department has selected three of Shlain’s films (Connected, Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks & The Science of Character), to represent America at embassies around the world. Her original series The Future Starts Here explores creativity, science and technology and has received over 40 million views and was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture. She runs SF film studio The Moxie Institute and the nonprofit Let It Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change, which hosts an annual Character Day (her Henry Crown Project), where they provide free films and resources worldwide about Character Education. Her two new films “The Adaptable Mind” about 21st Century skills and “The Making of a Mensch” premiered last fall at over 6700 live screenings in 41 countries. Character Day 2016 is set for Sept 22nd. She is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute. @tiffanyshlain

Scott Ullem

Scott Ullem, Corporate Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA.  Scott B. Ullem was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Edwards Lifesciences in January 2014. Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Prior to joining Edwards, he was Chief Financial Officer of Bemis Company, a Fortune 500 supplier of packaging and pressure sensitive materials used in leading food, consumer and healthcare products. Scott also had leadership responsibility for one of Bemis' three business segments. Before joining Bemis, Scott spent 17 years in investment banking, serving as Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and later at Bank of America. Scott received a B.A. in Political Science from DePauw University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

John Wood

John Wood, Founder, Room to Read, New York, NY. John Wood founded Room to Read in 2000 after a fast-paced and distinguished career with Microsoft, with his final posting as the Director of Business Development for the Greater China region. Since its inception, Room to Read has sponsored the construction of more than 1,900 schools and over 17,500 multi-lingual libraries across ten countries in the developing world.  The organization has also endowed over 31,500 long-term scholarships for girls, and reached over 9.7 million children, with the goal of 15 million by EOY 2020.  John is the author of Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, which was chosen by Amazon as one of the Top Ten Business Narratives of 2006.  His work has been profiled by Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, PBS, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Charlie Rose, Fast Company, Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and USA Today. John has been a three-term Board member of the Clinton Global Initiative and was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He was named by Goldman Sachs as one of the world's 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Last year, John and Room to Read were winners of the World's Children's Prize awarded by the Queen of Sweden, along with Malala Yousafzai. John is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Jessie Woolley-Wilson

Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Chair, President, and CEO, DreamBox Learning, Bellevue, WA. Jessie Woolley-Wilson is Chair, President, and CEO of DreamBox Learning®, Inc., the company that pioneered Intelligent Adaptive Learning™—heralded as a “game changer” in the ed-tech sector by nationally renowned academic and technology experts. Jessie has nearly two decades of experience in K–12 e-learning and has held several leadership roles in prominent education companies. Before joining DreamBox Learning, Jessie was President of Blackboard’s K–12 Group where she led the company’s growth for the virtual and blended online learning market. Prior to Blackboard, she was President of LeapFrog SchoolHouse where she established SchoolHouse as a leader in ed-tech and one of the fastest growing educational software producers in the U.S.; Jessie also held leadership positions at, the interactive division of the College Board, and at Kaplan, the leading test preparation company in the U.S. As an ed-tech industry leader, Jessie serves on the boards of several educational organizations including the International Association for K–12 Online Learning (iNACOL), Camelot Education, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Locally, she serves on the boards of IslandWood, an environmental learning center that connects children to the outdoors, and Seattle Venture Partners International. Jessie has also served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Technology and Education, and has presented at TEDx Rainier, SXSWedu, and DENT. She was awarded the 2015 Executive Excellence Award in the CEO of the Year category by Seattle Business magazine; she was also on the Forbes “Impact 15” list for being a disruptor of education, and was honored as a “Woman of Influence” by Puget Sound Business Journal for making an impact in the ed-tech industry. Jessie has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in English from the University of Virginia. She is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.