Kitty Boone

Kitty Boone

Director, Public Programs
Vice President

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Vice President, Public Programs, the Aspen Institute, Kitty is the primary executive responsible for managing the Aspen Ideas Festival, a week-long conference that is hosted by the Institute and The Atlantic magazine each summer in Aspen. Prior to joining The Aspen Institute, where she also had responsibilities for seminar programs, Kitty served as Vice President, Marketing and Sales at Aspen Skiing Company, where she worked for 11 years.

A native of San Francisco and a graduate of Stanford University, Kitty began her career in Washington DC as an intern for a national environmental group, ultimately coming to Aspen in 1989, after stints in the public and private sector and earning her Masters in Public and Private Management at Yale School of Management. She is the proud mom of teenage twins, sits on two boards in Aspen, and is passionate about education.