Aspen Institute Names Emerging Leaders as 2012 Henry Crown Fellows

March 9, 2012

Contact: Eric Motley
Managing Director
Henry Crown Fellowship Program
(202) 736-2900

Washington, DC, March 9, 2012 –– The Aspen Institute today announced its 2012 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 executives—most from the business world, all entrepreneurs, all under 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 2012 are:

Andrew Benett, Global CEO, Arnold Worldwide; Global CSO, Havas Worldwide, Boston, MA
Donna Byrd, Publisher, The, Washington, DC
Troy Carter, Founder and CEO, Atom Factory, Culver City, CA
John Ciancutti, Vice President of Product Engineering, Netflix, Los Gatos, CA
Donna Costello, Chief Financial Officer, Sequa Corporation, Tampa, FL
Joseph Daniels, President and CEO, National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, New York, NY
John C. Doyle, Chief Operating Officer, Achaogen, Inc., South San Francisco, CA
Willy Foote, Founder and CEO, Root Capital, Cambridge, MA
Rachel Goslins, Executive Director, President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities; Documentary Film Director/Producer, Washington, DC
Andrew Harding, Chief Executive Officer, Rio Tinto Copper, London, United Kingdom
Andy Karsner, Founder and Executive Chairman, Manifest Energy, Inc.; Former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Government, Bethesda, MD
Kellie Leonard, Senior Director, Global Corporate Communications, Nike, Inc., Beaverton, OR
Leighanne Levensaler, Vice President–Product Strategy, Workday, Pleasanton, CA
Adrianna Ma, Managing Director, General Atlantic, New York, NY
Sheila Marcelo, Founder and CEO,, Waltham, MA
Claire M. Ngo, Managing Partner, CMN Consultancy; Former Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asian Equities, Singapore
Robert L. Price, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, CVS/pharmacy, Woonsocket, RI
Andrew Silvernail, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IDEX Corporation, Lake Forest, IL
Lisa Skeete Tatum, Former General Partner, Cardinal Partners, Plainsboro, NJ
Daniel Smith, President, Insight Card Services, Birmingham, AL
Stephanie Tilenius, Vice President–Commerce, Google, Inc., Hillsborough, CA

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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 Fellowship is the flagship program within the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), now comprising over 1300 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.


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