Cristal Logan, Director of Aspen Community Programs at the Aspen Institute, is responsible for creating and overseeing year-round public programs for the Aspen community. During her 14 year tenure at the Institute, Cristal has expanded the number of community events exponentially. The Aspen Community Programs hosts a variety of events including the McCloskey Speaker Series, the Hurst Student Seminars for Middle School, and High School Students; the Hurst Lecture Series, the Community Great Ideas Seminars, Great Books and Great Decisions Discussion Series', Fireside Chats, Teen Socrates, and the Arts & Ideas Series including the Rome and Florence seminars. Under Cristal's leadership, the Aspen Community Programs has hosted on average 60 program days each year for local residents, visitors, and teens.
Prior to coming to the Institute in 1999, Cristal worked at Aspen Valley Hospital; and in the Finance Department at the Aspen Skiing Company. A fourth generation resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, Cristal has been a committed member of the community by serving on the board of the Aspen Hall of Fame, participating as a member of Leadership Aspen Class of 2000, and was one of the inaugural members of the Aspen Community Foundation Spring Board. She currently serves on the Board of the Aspen Chamber Resort Association (2008-present), the Colorado Mountain College Community Advisory Committee (2008-present), and the Aspen Valley Hospital Community Advisory Committee (2006-present). Cristal is married to Mark Logan, Principal at Cadence Brand Marketing, and they have one son, Levi.