Fabricio Altamirano

Fabricio Altamirano, Chief Executive Officer, Altamirano Publishing, San Salvador, El Salvador. Fabricio Altamirano is the CEO of Altamirano Publishing, which includes the daily newspapers El Diario de Hoy and MAS (which he founded in 1994 and which rose to become third in the market), and the website elsalvador.com (which he founded in 1998). In his 19 years as CEO, Fabricio has been responsible for their commercial and administrative strategy and execution, as well the editorial and content policy. In 2004, he founded the commercial printing company, Albacrome-one of the two largest commercial printing plants in Central America and the Caribbean focusing on printing school books, catalogues and magazines. Fabricio has twice served as President of the local chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. He was co-founder and is current President of The Monica Herrera School of Communications, an accredited university in El Salvador with over 300 undergraduate students working towards Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Communication and Design. Fabricio serves on the executive board of the Inter-American Press Association, an 800 member, 50 year-old organization that monitors and fights for freedom of the press in the region. He has chaired the Internet Committee and currently chairs the Journalistic Excellence Committee. Fabricio received his B.A. in Finance from Syracuse University in 1988. Fabricio is 2010 Henry Crown Fellows of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Jeffrey Aronin

Jeffrey Aronin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC, Northbrook, IL. Jeffrey S. Aronin is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marathon Pharmaceuticals, a prescription pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and commercializes high need pharmaceutical products for patients with rare diseases.  Jeff is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paragon Pharmaceuticals.  Prior to Marathon, he founded Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Under Jeff’s leadership Ovation became one of the world’s premier drug companies developing drugs for rare diseases. Ovation was sold in 2009 to H. Lundbeck A/S for $900 million. After the acquisition, Jeff served as Lundbeck Inc.’s President and CEO.  Jeff serves as a board member of Discover Financial Services (NYSE), the Museum of Science and Industry, the Executive Committee of World Business Chicago led by Mayor Emanuel, the Executive Board of the Economic Club of Chicago, and the Commercial Club among others. He founded MATTER in 2014, a biotech center for entrepreneurs and industry leaders in Illinois. Jeff also lectures at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and is recognized in the community for his civic and philanthropic endeavors. Jeff is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 


Anne Dwane

Anne Dwane, Co-Founder and General Partner, GSV, San Francisco, CA. Anne is passionate about improving access to education and career opportunities. She is co-founder and general partner of the GSV early stage venture fund, focused on learning and talent development.  Previously, she was Chief Business Officer for Chegg (NYSE: CHGG), which helps students save time, save money and get smarter from the time they're in high school through their first job.  Prior, Anne was CEO at Zinch, which enables students to showcase themselves as more than test scores to be matched with colleges, scholarships and graduate programs. Zinch was acquired by Chegg. In 1999, Anne co-founded Military.com to connect service members and veterans to their benefits, including GI Bill, tuition assistance and career networking. Military.com was acquired by Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) in 2004. At Monster, Anne served as General Manager, Affinity Networks. She was previously in business development at Paul Allen's Interval Research Corporation in Silicon Valley. Prior, she managed consumer research projects at Nabisco then transitioned to brand management for Nabisco's Planters Peanuts line and Nabisco Direct. Anne holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and International Management from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Anne is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Ntiedo Etuk

Ntiedo Etuk, Co-Founder and CEO, YourGuru, Founder and Chairman, DimensionU, New York, NY. Nt (pronounced EN-tee) Etuk is Co-Founder and CEO of YourGuru, a marketplace and social platform that connects fitness instructors and non-medical health professionals (e.g. massage therapists, nutritionists, etc.) with clients and students. Nt is also Founder and Executive Chairman of DimensionU, creator of the award-winning 3D multi-player educational videogame system that allows students to collaborate and compete globally, with and against each other, while learning critical subjects such as math and literacy. Nt ran DimensionU for years and remains intimately involved with the organization since stepping back to Executive Chairman in late 2012. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur Nt worked with Citigroup and McKinsey & Company.  In 2013 Nt was welcomed as a member of Crain’s New York Magazine’s 40 Under 40 class.  In 2011 Nt led his first company, DimensionU, to earn the 2012 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award and was invited to sit on Mayor Bloomberg’s New York City Council on the Technology and Innovation Economy.   Nt has been honored as “Top Entrepreneur” and a “Silicon Alley One to Watch” by Crain’s New York, was selected by Technology & Learning as one of the 30 Future Leaders of Education Technology, and has been identified as one of Black Enterprise Magazine’s Masters of Technology.  He has been featured numerous times in publications such as Forbes, BusinessWeek, and The New York Times, and has been a guest on a number of networks including NBC, CNBC, and Fox, among others.  Nt earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA at Columbia Business School where he was a Beta Gamma Sigma graduate, a recipient of the Board of Overseers Fellowship, winner of the Heffernan Award for Outstanding Service, and recipient of the Lang Fund Award for outstanding business ideas. Nt is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow and a member of the Aspen Institute’s Nigeria Leadership Initiative program and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Daniel Frank

Daniel Frank, President, Wheels, Inc., Des Plaines, IL. As President of Wheels, Inc., Dan is in charge of virtually all of Wheels’ business units.  He is also President of Wheels Leasing Canada, Ltd. and Chairman of Ixe Fleet, Wheels’ joint venture in Mexico. Dan has held various cross-functional executive leadership positions throughout his 16-year tenure at Wheels.  He most recently served as President of the Wheels Services business, a role in which he oversaw our service programs like maintenance, accident management, safety, telematics and tolling. Prior to joining Wheels, Dan worked in systems development at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and environmental management for the U.S. Department of the Interior.  He also founded a successful online restaurant supply business, and was part of the early management team at Onsale, a Kleiner Perkins-funded startup that was acquired by Amazon. Dan is on the Board of Directors of the American Automobile Leasing Association (AALA) and represents the fleet industry on legislative and regulatory policy. An advocate for fleet safety issues, he also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Safety Council. Dan graduated from Dartmouth College with a BS in engineering and earned his MBA at Stanford University. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.  


Stephen Gillett

Stephen Gillett, Executive in Residence, Google Ventures, Mountain View, CA. Stephen Gillett joined Google Ventures as an Executive in Residence in October 2015. Formerly, Stephen served as Symantec's Chief Operating Officer from 2012. In this role, he was responsible for the company's strategic marketing and communications, along with IT operations. He also served as a member of Symantec's board of directors starting in January 2012. Prior to joining Symantec, Stephen was Best Buy's executive vice president and president, Best Buy Digital, Global Marketing and Strategy. Prior to joining Best Buy, Stephen was executive vice president, Digital Ventures, and chief information officer at Starbucks. A key member of Starbucks' transformation team, Stephen designed and led the company's efforts to enhance the overall global business operations and improve the customer experience through the use of innovative technology and digital experiences worldwide. In 2011, while at Starbucks, Stephen was named to Fortune's "Executive Dream Team" as one of only two CIOs among the 25 executives recognized. That same year, he was named Information Week's "Chief of the Year" and to Fortune's "40 Under 40" list. He also was the recipient of the 2012 Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellowship. Before joining Starbucks, Stephen was chief information officer for Corbis, a digital media company owned by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. In that role, Stephen was responsible for global technology, engineering and leading platform efforts for Corbis' e-commerce and multimedia licensing business. Prior to Corbis, Stephen spent nearly a decade in Silicon Valley, holding senior technology positions with Yahoo! and CNET Networks. Stephen, an avid gamer, is widely considered one of the most innovative Guild Masters in World of Warcraft, the massive multi-player online role-playing game where millions of gamers enter a virtual world creating guilds, engaging socially, questing and celebrating achievements. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon and an MBA from San Francisco State University. He joined the board of directors for Symantec Corp. at the beginning of 2012. He is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Love Goel

Love Goel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GVG Capital Group, Boca Raton, FL. Love is Chairman and CEO of GVG Capital Group, a global investment firm renowned for its digital and operating expertise. He is also Board Chairman of Digital at Lojas Americanas, the world's #1 ranked multi-channel retailer (by Goldman Sachs), and Brazil's largest retail chain (900+ stores, ~$10 billion). He is responsible for Lojas's digital assets including B2W - Latin America's largest digital company, and world's second largest, fastest growing multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded digital retailer. His passion is helping build and grow billion dollar digital market leaders - which he does globally as a hands-on Board Chairman/Investor by actively partnering with top management teams, boards and investors. He has invested in 25+ companies, helped build 15 $1billion+ digital businesses, and created tens of billions in shareholder value. He is widely considered the Father of Multi-Channel Retail” for building best in class digital businesses at iconic retailers since the mid-90's. He transformed Macy's, the world's largest department store retailer into the world's top multi-channel retailer, during his tenure as COO of its $3 billion, 20 company digital business. As COO, he turned Fingerhut, the largest US catalog retailer into the world's largest digital retail network, and sold it to Macy's for $2 billion. A top Silicon Valley CEO, he successfully pioneered several e-commerce related innovations (daily deals, flash sales, installment/credit driven sales, e-liquidation, e-gift registry, bespoke/curated solutions, social commerce), built three billion dollar digital companies from scratch as Founder/CEO (analytics software, 3P fulfillment, e-commerce), and helped launch/grow the digital business of dozens of global companies including Apple and Walmart. Love is Chairman of the Advisory Board at The Fashion School at Kent, the world's largest elite fashion school; has lived/worked on four continent. Love is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 


Sheila Gulati

Sheila Gulati, Founder and Managing Director, Tola Capital, Seattle, WA. Sheila Gulati is the Founder and Managing Director of Tola Capital.  Tola Capital is a private equity firm that focuses exclusively on investments in enterprise software companies, with an emphasis on data-centric, cloud, and mobile software platforms and solutions.  Previously, she was the general manager of the application platform and developer marketing group at Microsoft-responsible for all aspects of marketing for Microsoft's application platform and developer technologies. Prior to that she was general manager of developer and platform evangelism in the U.S. and held that same post at Microsoft India, focused on developing a strong software and services ecosystem for the region. She was also at the Microsoft Corporate headquarters in Redmond where she served as worldwide business manager for the server and tools business. Sheila started at Microsoft as part of the corporate development team that managed Microsoft's strategic equity portfolio. Before joining Microsoft, she worked in Silicon Valley at Robertson Stephens as an investment banker for software companies. Sheila was also a web developer at an early age for her family's software company. She is founder of Pratham Seattle, a local chapter of an India-based NGO driving basic literacy programs. Pratham's Read India campaign aims to educate 60 million children by systematically improving the educational system. Sheila holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and Chairman, LinkedIn, and Partner, Greylock Partners, Mountain View, CA. Reid Hoffman is a co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn, the world's largest online business network with over 100 million members. Reid was LinkedIn's founding CEO for the first four years before moving to a role as Chairman in 2007 and President of the products division from 2007-2009.  While continuing as Executive Chairman of LinkedIn, he joined Greylock Partners as a partner in 2009.  Prior to Greylock, Reid invested in many companies including Facebook, Zynga, Flickr, and Digg.  Reid is also a director of a variety of Silicon Valley businesses such as Zynga, Airbnb, and Shopkick -- and non-profits including Mozilla, Kiva, DoSomething, and Endeavor.  Prior to LinkedIn, Reid was Executive Vice President of PayPal.  He joined the PayPal Board of Directors at the company's founding.  Reid graduated from Stanford University (where he won a Marshall Scholarship and a Dinkelspiel Award) with a Bachelor's degree with distinction in Symbolic Systems and he has a Master's degree in Philosophy from Oxford University.  He is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Ben Lilienthal

Ben Lilienthal, Founder and CEO, Projector.is, New York, NY. Ben is a serial entrepreneur in communications and collaboration and current founding CEO of the mobile web conferencing service, Projector.is. Previously, he joined the Peter J. Solomon Company in 2011 as Entrepreneur-in-residence. Prior to this, he was the General Manager for Citrix Online, Audio. Ben joined Citrix in 2008 through the acquisition of his technology company, Vapps (an audio conferencing technology company), which he co-founded in 2003. In 1996, Ben founded Nascent Technologies where he identified an early opportunity for Web-enabled email. He earned an MBA from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in 2004 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, magna cum laude, from Amherst College in 1995. He is a Board Member of non-profits, Wholesome Wave, and Engender Health. He is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.


Meaghan Lloyd

Meaghan Lloyd, Chief of Staff and Partner, Gehry Partners, LLP, Los Angeles, CA. Immediately after graduating from Yale, Meaghan joined award-winning architect Frank Gehry in his company, Gehry Partners, LLP, to serve as his Chief of Staff. She works directly with him in the day-to-day operations: designing key projects, interfacing with clients, coordinating staff and public relations, as well as serving as a designer on dedicated projects, including the full-service Sergiev Posad hotel in Russia; the 2,265 seat Walt Disney Concert Hall and Maggies Center Dundee, a 2,500 square foot cancer patient care center intended to provide a calming environment in which newly diagnosed, recently relapsed, and terminally ill cancer patients and their family members can seek support and information. Meaghan has also participated with various projects sponsored by (RED), an organization founded to raise money and awareness for the Global Fund. Meaghan received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies in 1997 from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a Master’s in Architecture from Yale University in 2000. She is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 


Trish Lukasik

Trish Lukasik, Chief Customer Officer, North America Nutrition, PepsiCo, Chicago, IL.  Trish Lukasik is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of leading organizations through calm and turbulent waters. Her career journey has included significant experiences in Manufacturing, Operations, General Management, Strategic Planning, Sales and Customer Management, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Talent Sourcing. Today, Trish serves as Chief Customer Officer, North America Nutrition for Pepsico. She was formerly the Senior Vice President for PepsiCo Warehouse Sales, leading the Sales organization for a $10BN portfolio of known and loved brands, including Gatorade, Naked Juice, Quaker Propel, Rice A Roni, Tropicana & Izze.  She has previously served as the SVP PepsiCo Beverages, Region Vice President Frito-Lay, and as General Manager for the PepsiCo Costco team. Prior to her move into  General Management and Sales, she spent several years in roles of increasing responsibility in the PepsiCo finance organization. Before embarking on her career at PepsiCo, Trish spent five years with Procter & Gamble, and a year at the Coca-Cola Company. Trish has demonstrated a history of community involvement, serving on the Board of Junior Achievement Chicago, the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce, and the Orlando Day Nursery. She is actively involved with the Network of Executive Women at the National level. Trish completed her undergraduate studies at Miami University with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Economics, and a minor in French. She also holds a MBA from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Lukasik enjoys spending time with her spouse, Evan, and two sons. Together, they enjoy a very active lifestyle which provides a fulfilling balance to her professional life.  She also enjoys reading, cooking and fitness. She is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Melissa Mowbray-d’Arbela

Melissa Mowbray-d’Arbela, Co-Founder and CEO, Filligent Ltd., Hong Kong. Melissa is co-founder and CEO of Filligent Limited, a global biotech business that addresses health gaps in developing nations. She provides the company’s vision, while also focusing on strategic, policy and regulatory matters. Prior to founding Filligent, Melissa worked as a corporate lawyer at Skadden Arps in the U.S. and Asia, as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers in Asia, and as a private equity investor at GE Equity (Asia). She also co-founded Maven International, an ethical investment fund. In 2007, she co-founded PathFinders Limited, a Hong Kong-based organization that helps undocumented migrant women and their children find safe and legal homes. Melissa also serves as a hands-on board member of Mother’s Choice Limited, a community organization helping pregnant women and babies in Asia Pacific. In response to the unmet needs in Haiti following the earthquake in January 2010, Melissa conducted interviews of quake survivors, government officials, local corporations, and other disaster relief teams at their headquarters outside Haiti and helped to develop Project BackBone—which utilizes small but highly effective NGOs and corporations as “backbone organizations” to amplify the scale of assistance and improve coordination. Melissa completed a Juris Doctorate from New York University, School of Law. She is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Seth Seaberg

Seth Seaberg, Chief Executive Officer, Land Systems Corp.,  Los Angeles, CA. Seth has been focused on advanced vehicle technology since 2002. He is the current Chief Executive Officer of Land Systems Corp. and the former Founder and CEO of TREXA, manufacturer of TREXA®-the world's first open-source advanced electric drive vehicle platform. By providing the platform and after-sale support, TREXA enables low-volume manufacturers and independent car builders to compete in the emerging global market for zero-emissions vehicles. Prior to founding TREXA, Seth was CEO of Clean-Tech, LLC, where he identified and commercialized technologies in the low and zero emission transportation sector. In 2002, Clean-Tech developed advanced natural gas conversion technology for full-size SUVs and launched EVO, the world's first alternative fuel limousine service, in Los Angeles, CA. In 2005, Clean-Tech unveiled EDrive™, the first publicly-demonstrated lithium plug-in hybrid retrofit system for the Toyota Prius. Seth was personally honored for his work at EDrive by President Bill Clinton at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Summit in 2007, and received the Environmental Hero Award from Congresswoman Lois Capps in Santa Barbara in 2008. Seth received his B.A. from Northwestern University in 1993, funded in part by proceeds from his first business, an ice cream shop, which he founded at the age of 12 in the Maine seaside town where he grew up. He is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 


Tanya Shaw

Tanya Shaw, Founder, Unique Solutions Design Ltd./Me-Ality, Nova Scotia, Canada. As Founder of Unique Solutions Design Ltd./Me-Ality, Tanya Shaw has spent her career providing strategic solutions to many aspects of "individuality" and "fit". Her technical savvy, tenacity and sharp business acumen have resulted in the development of numerous products and applications that provide both resolutions and revolutions, related to shopping, body measurement and body data. Through her leadership, passion and vision, Unique has been named one of the top 100 Brilliant companies of 2012 and its body scanning service Me-Ality has garnered international attention having been featured prominently in publications such as the New York Times and People Magazine and on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, The Gail King Show and numerous other television shows, print and online publications. Tanya is an inspiring and leading technology entrepreneur having won numerous awards throughout her career including the Junior Chamber International Outstanding Young Canadian of the Year Award, the Top Canadian Woman in Hi-Tech /CATA Alliance Sarah Kirke Award, the Top 40 Under 40 Award, and the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year, Atlantic/Emerging Category. Tanya has served as an active Director on several Boards throughout the years and is currently on the Board of the Diocesan Franciscan Society, Faculty of Management Advisory Board at Dalhousie University and Advisory Board of the Fashion School at Kent State University. Tanya is honored to be a member of the 2010 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute. 

Brian Trelstad

Brian Trelstad, Partner, Bridges Ventures, New York, NY. Brian Trelstad is a partner at Bridges Ventures, a leading UK impact investor with $550M in AUM.  He is working to raise a $100M growth equity fund in the US to invest in businesses located in or serving underserved communities.  Prior to joining Bridges, Brian was the chief investment officer at Acumen Fund, a $100M social venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.  During his tenure at Acumen Fund, he oversaw the expansion of the portfolio and the global team, co-founded the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), and was an architect of the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS), an initiative of the Global Impact Investing Network. Prior to Acumen Fund, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Brian has co-founded several early-stage for-profit and non-profit social enterprises, including GetActive and the Center for Environmental Citizenship. He was also the lead environmental staffer for President Clinton's AmeriCorps program in the mid-90s.  Brian holds an MBA from Stanford University, an MA in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley, and a BA in social studies from Harvard University. He is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Tim Westergren

Tim Westergren, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Pandora, San Francisco, CA. Pandora Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Tim Westergren started the popular personalized radio service in 2000 with the Music Genome Project. Tim is an award-winning composer and accomplished musician with 20 years of experience in the music industry - spanning production, audio engineering, film scoring and live performance. Trained as a jazz pianist, his musical background spans such genres as rock, blues, jazz and classical music. Tim received his B.A. from Stanford University, where he studied computer acoustics and recording technology. A musician's musician, he is dedicated to helping talented emerging artists find an audience. In addition to guiding Pandora's overall strategy and vision, Tim now spends most of his time as Pandora's chief evangelist - traveling the country to connect with some of the tens of millions of people who listen to Pandora. He also works extensively with technology partners, distribution partners, advertisers and investors to help shape the future of Pandora and personalized radio. He is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Andrea Wong

Andrea Wong, President, International Production, Sony Pictures Television and President, International, Sony Pictures Pictures Entertainment, London, UK.  Andrea Wong is the President of International Production for Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and President, International for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).  In her SPT position, Wong heads the studio’s international television production business, overseeing the creative teams outside the U.S. as well as the eighteen owned and joint venture international production companies around the world. Based in London, Wong also serves as international president for SPE and acts as the company’s commercial and governmental representative related to production abroad. Previously, Wong served as president and CEO of Lifetime Networks, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of Lifetime Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women, and Lifetime Digital, including programming, marketing, advertising sales, affiliate sales, public affairs, business and legal affairs, strategic planning, operations and research.  During her time there she saw Army Wives become Lifetime's top-rated original series ever and spearheaded Lifetime's acquisition of Project Runway.  Prior to that, Wong was executive vice president, alternative programming, specials and late night at ABC where she developed shows such as The Bachelor, the U.S version of Dancing With the Stars and the Emmy-award winning Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Wong graduated MIT with a degree in electrical engineering and received an MBA from Stanford University.  She serves on the boards of Liberty Media Corporation, Liberty Interactive Corporation and Hudson's Bay Company.  Wong is a member of the governing board of the British Film Institute and serves on the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council. She is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Portia Yarborough

Portia Yarborough, Global Technology Manager, DuPont Vespel, Wilmington, DE. Portia Yarborough serves as the Global Technology Manager for DuPont Vespel, a division of DuPont USA. She was formerly the company's Business Integration Leader, melding several businesses into a unified Performance Polymers unit, which enabled over 5,000 employees to more effectively address customer needs. Prior to that, she served as Global Business Director, having profit and loss responsibility for the Chloroelastomers business within DuPont Performance Elastomers. Portia joined DuPont in 1998 and has held various roles within this science and technology based company including assignments as an area supervisor, applications research scientist, and research chemist. She holds several patents and received her certification as a Six Sigma Black Belt for quality management. Portia currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Learning Link of Delaware, a non-profit education-focused organization that develops broad-based initiatives to provide stability to school reform efforts through family and community engagement. She graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from Wake Forest University and earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Cornell University. She is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Marci Zaroff

Marci Zaroff, President of Portico Brands, Founder of FASE and Founder of Under the Canopy, New York, NY.  Marci Zaroff pioneered the market for ECOfashion®, a term she coined and trademarked in 1996 to define the fusion of style and sustainability. She is founder and former CEO of leading sustainable lifestyle brands Under the Canopy and FASE (Fashion-Art-Soul-Earth). She is currently President and partner of Portico Brands, a portfolio of modern sustainable brands that includes both Under the Canopy and FASE. Previously, Marci co-founded an educational center and "health coach" certification program, spa, national magazine and organic cafe in New York City, known today as "The Institute for Integrative Nutrition". Marci speaks worldwide on sustainable textiles and green business, and was a key driver in defining US and global standards for organic fiber and Fair Trade textile certification. She is an Operating Partner of 6Pacific Capital Group, on the Board of Directors of the Organic Trade Association, Textile Exchange, AllergyKids Foundation and Teens Turning Green, and is Producer of an upcoming documentary called "Thread", unveiling the human and environmental impacts of the fashion industry. Marci was selected as New York Moves' "Top 25 Power Women", received the Natural Product Industry's "Socially Responsible Business Award", is featured in the book "ECO AMAZONS: 20 Women Who Are Transforming the World" and was a finalist for Fashion Group International's "Rising Star Award". She has a Finance and Marketing degree from the Haas Business School of the University of California, Berkeley. Marci is a 2010 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.