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

March 13, 2024

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
Program Manager
Sourcing & Fellow Selection
Henry Crown Fellowship Program
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Washington, DC, March 13, 2024 –– The Aspen Institute today announced its 2024 Class of Henry Crown Fellows. The Henry Crown Fellowship mobilizes a new breed of leaders, all between the ages of 30-46, 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 not like-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 2024 are:

Jonathan Abelmann, Cofounder & President, Bestow, Dallas, TX.

Anne Behrendt, Chief Executive Officer, Doran Companies, Bloomington, MN.

Katie Castillo-Wilson, Founder & CEO, TapOnIt, Davenport, IA.

Tracy DiNunzio, Founder, Tradesy, Los Angeles, CA.

Beatrice Dixon, Cofounder, CEO & Chief Innovation Officer, The Honey Pot Company, Atlanta, GA.

Liana Guzmán, Chief Executive Officer, FOLX Health, Hartford, CT.

Saeju Jeong, Cofounder & Executive Chairman, Noom, New York, NY.

Cambre Kelly, Cofounder & CTO, restor3d, Boston, MA.

Dale King, Cofounder & Co-Owner, Doc Spartan, Portsmouth, OH.

Justin Ladner, President, Pennsylvania American Water, Carlisle, PA.

Tony Liu, Cofounder & CEO, JobGet, Seattle, WA.

Jason Mayden, Chief Design Officer, Jordan Brand, Nike Inc., Los Angeles, CA.

Shu Nyatta, Cofounder & Managing Partner, Bicycle Capital, Miami, FL.

Hall O’Donnell, Chief Executive Officer, Established., Houston, TX.

Nayeema Raza, Executive Producer, Vox Media, New York, NY.

Robert Reffkin, Founder & CEO, Compass, New York, NY.

Daniel Rotman, Cofounder & CEO, PrettyLitter, Miami Beach, FL.

KC Sullivan, President, CNBC, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Vasudha Vats, VP Global Head of Marketing Inflammation & Immunology, Pfizer, Franklin Lakes, NJ.

Zuhairah Washington, Former Chief Executive Officer, Otrium, Potomac, MD.

Heidi Zak, Cofounder & CEO, ThirdLove, San Francisco, CA.


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) develops authentic, high-integrity leaders committed to proactively confronting societal challenges, individually and collectively, in order to create a more just, free, and equitable society. The network has fostered a worldwide community of nearly 4,000 high-integrity, entrepreneurial leaders from business, government, and the nonprofit sector in more than 60 countries. Because of their demonstrated accomplishments and abilities, they have been selected to join one of 14 geographic or sector-specific AGLN Fellowships around the world. The AGLN is committed to moving these leaders from “success to significance” by spurring them to take action on some of the world’s most pressing problems. For more information, visit

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization whose purpose is to ignite human potential to build understanding and create new possibilities for a better world. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve society’s greatest challenges. It is headquartered in Washington, DC and has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, as well as an international network of partners. For more information, visit


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