March 25, 2010

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jill Courtenay (805) 962-9412

SANTA BARBARA, CA March 25, 2010—The Aspen Institute's Henry Crown Fellowship Program today announced its 2010 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 and are at a point of inflection in their lives and careers. The two-year program comprises a structured series of four seminars and each Fellow will undertake an individual leadership project.

The Henry Crown Fellows for 2010 are:

Fabricio Altamirano, 44, Chief Executive Officer, Altamirano Publishing, San Salvador, El Salvador.
Jeffrey Aronin, 42, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Paragon Pharmaceuticals, Deerfield, IL.
Joseph Daniels, 37, President and CEO,National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, New York, NY.
Anne Dwane, 39, President and CEO, Zinch, San Francisco, CA.
Ntiedo Etuk, 34, Co-Founder and CEO, Tabula Digita, Inc., Long Island City, NY.
Daniel Frank, 38, President, Wheels Services,Wheels, Inc., Winnetka, IL.
Stephen Gillett, 34, Chief Information Officer and General Manager of Digital Ventures, Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, WA.
Love Goel, 38, Chairman and CEO, GVG Capital Group, Minnetonka, MN.
Sheila Gulati, 33, General Manager, Application Platform and Developer Marketing Group, Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA.
Reid Hoffman, 42, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn and Partner, Greylock Partners, Mountain View, CA.
Ben Lilienthal, 36, General Manager, Citrix Online-Audio, LLC, Hoboken, NJ.
Meaghan Lloyd, 35, Chief of Staff and Project Designer, Gehry Partners, LLP, Los Angeles, CA.
Trish Lukasik, 40, Region Vice President, Frito-Lay, Inc., Winter Park, FL.
Melissa Mowbray-d’Arbela, 43, Co-Founder and CEO, Filligent Ltd., Hong Kong.
Seth Seaberg, 40, Founder and CEO, TREXA, LLC, Los Angeles, CA.
Tanya Shaw, 38, Founder, President and CEO, Unique Solutions Design Ltd., Nova Scotia, Canada.
Brian Trelstad, 40, Chief Investment Officer, Acumen Fund, New York, NY.
Tim Westergren, 44, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Pandora, San Francisco, CA.
Andrea Wong, 43, Former President and CEO, Lifetime Networks, Los Angeles, CA.
Portia Yarborough, 39, DuPont Performance Polymers Business Integration Leader,DuPont Company, Wilmington, DE.
Marci Zaroff, 42, Founder and CEO, FASE, Boca Raton, FL.

(Photos and bios are available)

"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 Fellowship is the flagship program within the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), now comprising over 1000 Fellows from 43 countries, all of whom are committed to applying their entrepreneurial talents to address the foremost challenges of their organizations, communities, and countries.

The Aspen Institute isan international non-profit organization founded in 1950. Its mission is to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.