Aspen Institute Names Emerging Leaders As 2008 Henry Crown Fellows

March 28, 2008  • Institute Contributor

Aspen Institute Names Emerging Leaders As 2008 Henry Crown Fellows

SANTA BARBARA, CA – March 28, 2008 – The Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship Program today announced its 2008 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. 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 2008 are:

Pauline Brown, 41, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group, New York, NY

Ángel Cabrera, 40, President, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ

Chadia El Meouchi, 33, Managing Partner, Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm, Beirut, Lebanon and Doha, Qatar

Elizabeth Galante, 41, Director, Global Green, New Orleans, LA

Kathleen Gan, 33, Chief Financial Officer, GE Healthcare, Greater China, Beijing, China

Sunil Garg, 41, Vice President, Commercial Operations Group, Exelon Corporation, Chicago, IL

Thelma Golden, 42, Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Nick Grouf, 39, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Spot Runner, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

Aedhmar Hynes, 41, Chief Executive Officer, Text 100 Global Public Relations, New York, NY

Kevin Judice, 44, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Achaogen, Inc., South San Francisco, CA

Eric Li, 39, Founder and Managing Director, Chengwei Ventures, Shanghai, China

Jennifer McCrea, 41, Founder and President, Sarvada Consulting, New York, NY

Timothy Noonan, 43, Director, The Boeing Company, St. Louis, MO

Chinwe Onyeagoro, 29, Founder, President and Managing Partner, O-H Community Partners, Ltd., Chicago, IL

Garth Ross, 37, Director, Performing Arts for Everyone, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

Ted Sarandos, 43, Chief Content Officer, Netflix, Beverly Hills, CA

Lisa Shalett, 44, EVP and Head of Alliance Growth Equities, Alliance Bernstein, New York, NY

Peter Thiel, 40, Founder and President, Clarium Capital Management, LLC, San Francisco, CA

Omar Wasow, 37, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University, Co-Founder,, Cambridge, MA

Mary Zerafa, 41, Vice President of Strategy, ImpreMedia Digital, Los Angeles, CA

(Photos and bios of the 2008 Henry Crown Fellows)

“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 700 Fellows from 36 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 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.

For more information please contact:

Jill Courtenay, Assistant Program Coordinator, Henry Crown Fellowship Program
The Aspen Institute
(805) 962-9412

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