Aspen Institute Assembles Next Generation of Henry Crown Fellows Poised to Positively Impact Society

March 22, 2023

Henry Crown Fellows are established entrepreneurial leaders who commit to addressing the greatest challenges in their communities, their country, and the world.


Contact: Stacy Zimmerman
Henry Crown Fellowship Program, Aspen Institute
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Washington, DC, March 22, 2023
–– The Aspen Institute today announced its 2023 Class of Henry Crown Fellows. The Henry Crown Fellowship mobilizes a new breed of leaders, all between the ages of 30-45, to tackle the world’s most intractable problems. All are proven entrepreneurial leaders, mostly from the private business sector, who have reached a point in their lives where, having achieved success, they are ready to apply their creative talents and skill sets to building a better society.

Henry Crown Fellows spend four weeks over the course of two years in structured retreat – exploring their leadership, their core values, their vision for a Good Society and their desired legacies. But the Fellowship is not just about reflection. It is also about action: each Fellow launches a leadership venture that will stretch them and have a positive impact on their communities, their country, or the world.

“The greatest challenges of our time require solutions from innovative, effective, and thoughtful leaders,” said Tonya Hinch, executive director of the program. “This class embodies those ideals: they are a force for good, poised to channel their talents and energies into tackling these challenges. With this Fellowship, they are beginning a personal journey with a mosaic of like-hearted and unique minded classmates – a journey from success to significance – that will leave an impact on themselves and the world.”

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The Henry Crown Fellows for 2023 are:

Toyin Ajayi, Cofounder & CEO, Cityblock Health, Brooklyn, NY.

Kabir Barday, Founder, CEO & Chairman of the Board, OneTrust, Atlanta, GA.

Jacqueline Beato, Chief Operating Officer US Concerts, Live Nation Entertainment, Las Vegas, NV.

Brie Carere, EVP & Chief Customer Officer, FedEx Corporation, Memphis, TN.

Garry Cooper, Cofounder & CEO, Rheaply, Chicago, IL.

Stephen Ezell, Founder & CEO,, Traverse City, MI.

Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., Founder, The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ.

Naomi Gleit, Head of Product, Meta, Palo Alto, CA.

Sean Hinton, Founder & CEO, SkyHive Technologies, Vancouver, BC.

Brad Hunstable, Founder & CEO, Linear Labs Inc., Fort Worth, TX.

Kellyn Kenny, EVP, Chief Marketing & Growth Officer, AT&T, Dallas, TX.

Mariana Matus, Cofounder & CEO, Biobot Analytics, Cambridge, MA.

Jason McCarthy, Cofounder & CEO, GORUCK, Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Jennifer Saenz, EVP & Chief Merchandising Officer, Albertsons Companies, Dallas, TX.

Sima Sistani, Chief Executive Officer, WeightWatchers, New York, NY.

Anjali Sud, Chief Executive Officer, Vimeo, New York, NY.

Dallas Tanner, Chief Executive Officer, Invitation Homes, Dallas, TX.

Rodrigo Teijeiro, Founder & CEO, RecargaPay, Miami, FL.

Alex Timm, Founder & CEO, Root Inc., Columbus, OH.

Wayne Ting, Chief Executive Officer, Lime, Santa Fe, NM.

Sevetri Wilson, Founder & CEO, Resilia, New Orleans, LA.


The Henry Crown Fellowship seeks to develop the next generation of community-spirited leaders, providing them with the tools to meet the challenges of the 21st century. It 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 program is the flagship Fellowship of the Aspen Institute and the founding Fellowship of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. For more information, visit

The Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) is a growing, worldwide community of more than 3,000 high-integrity, entrepreneurial leaders from over 60 countries who share a commitment to enlightened leadership and to using their creativity, energy, and resources to tackle the foremost societal challenges of our times. Because of their demonstrated accomplishments and abilities, they have been selected to join one of 13 geographic or sector-specific AGLN Fellowships around the world.  Fellows convene annually at the AGLN’s flagship event, the Resnick Aspen Action Forum. For more information, visit

 The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners. For more information, visit



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