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Aspen Institute Seeks New President and CEO

April 28, 2017  • Aspen Institute Board of Trustees

The Aspen Institute Board of Trustees seeks nominations and applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has earned a reputation for gathering diverse, nonpartisan thought leaders, creatives, scholars, and members of the public to address some of the world’s most complex problems. But the goal of these convenings is to have an impact beyond the conference room. They are designed to provoke, further and improve actions taken in the real world.

Based in Washington, DC, the Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners. The next Chief Executive Officer will convene a diverse community of leaders committed to the greater good, providing a nonpartisan forum for reaching solutions on vital public policy issues by sparking intellectual inquiry and exchange.

The Board of Trustees has engaged Russell Reynolds Associates to manage all nominations and applications. To apply, send a resume and letter-of-interest to Please share all ideas, insights, and nominations directly with the search firm here as well.

Position Specification: Aspen Institute President and Chief Executive Officer
June 27, 2017

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The position specification via Russell Reynolds Associates is available as a PDF download.

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Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. Photo by Patrice Gilbert.