June 14, 2007

Aspen Institute Names Emerging Leaders As 2007 Henry Crown Fellows

Contact: Jill Courtenay (805) 962-9412

SANTA BARBARA, CA June 14, 2007—The Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship Program today announced its 2007 Class of Henry Crown Fellows.

The Henry Crown Fellowship is designed to engage the next generation of leaders in the challenge of community spirited leadership. It brings together entrepreneurial young executives and professionals under age 45 who have already achieved conspicuous success in their chosen fields of endeavor. The new Henry Crown Fellows will meet four times over a two-year period and will undertake individual community service commitments.

The Henry Crown Fellows for 2007 are:

Brooks Entwistle, 39, Managing Director and CEO, Goldman Sachs India, Mumbai, India
Fernando Espuelas, 40, Chairman and CEO, Voy LLC, West Hollywood, CA
Alphonse Fletcher, Jr., 41, Founder and CEO, Fletcher Asset Management, Inc., New York, NY
Jonathan Greenblatt, 36, Founder, Ethos Water, Los Angeles, CA
Crystal Hayling, 43, President and CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Tonya Hinch, 44, Chief Executive Officer, Don Hinch & Associates, Crossville, TN
Joyce Johnson-Miller, 40, Partner, The Relativity Fund, New York, NY
Bryant Keil, 42, Chairman, CEO and President, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Chicago, IL
Moushumi Marufi Khan, 36, Attorney, Law Offices of Moushumi M. Khan, New York, NY
Shan Li, 43, Partner, San Shan Capital Partners, Hong Kong, China
Tareq Sameeh Maayah, 40, General Manager, G.ho.st Software Ltd., Ramallah, Palestine
Meena Mansharamani, 42, SVP Innovation & Insights, Pepsi-Cola North America, Purchase, NY
Audrey Marshall, 40, Associate Cardiologist, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
Christy Bieber Orris, 37, Chief Executive Officer, ATEK Companies, Boulder, CO
Ellen K. Pao, 37, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Menlo Park, CA
Christopher Sacca, 32, Head of Special Initiatives, Google, Inc. Mountain View, CA
Tiffany Shlain, 37, Filmmaker and Founder, The Webby Awards, San Francisco, CA
Scott Ullem, 40, Managing Director, Banc of America Securities, Chicago, IL
John Wood, 43, Founder and CEO, Room to Read, San Francisco, CA
Jessie Woolley-Wilson, 44, President, K-12, Blackboard, Inc., Washington DC

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“We are delighted with this year’s class of Henry Crown Fellows”, said Peter Reiling, Executive Director of the program. “For society, they represent a potent force of talent, ready to focus their energies on some of the greatest challenges of our times. For them, they are embarking on a personal journey —a journey ‘from success to significance’—that will change their lives forever. I know. I’m a Henry Crown Fellow too.”

The Henry Crown Fellowship Program was established in 1997 to honor the life and career of Chicago industrialist Henry Crown (1896-1990) and was initially funded by the Henry and Gladys Crown Charitable Trust Fund.

The Aspen Institute is an international non-profit organization founded in 1950. Its mission is to foster enlightened leadership, the appreciation of timeless ideas and values, and open-minded dialogue on contemporary issues. The Henry Crown Fellowship Program is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, currently spanning 26 countries.