Clayton Carlson

Clayton Carlson

Senior Program Associate

Clay Carlson joined the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program (BSP) in 2016 and supports its work in influencing graduate-level business education. This is organized into three major programs: the annual Faculty Pioneer Awards, the Business Education Symposium, and the curated online library of business teaching materials, CasePlace.org. Aspen BSP’s work in the business education field aims to align business activities with the long-term health of society. Central to this outcome is empowered faculty who lead the way in redefining what business education can be.

Prior to the Aspen Institute, Clay’s passion for institutional sustainability and higher education allowed him to partner with a variety of socially-oriented organizations. Before that he consulted with the Environmental Defense Fund, the Alliance to Save Energy, UCSF and UCSB working with university staff and students alike to engage students in the creation of progressive sustainability-focused policy and in identifying opportunities for energy efficiency upgrades.

When Clay isn’t in the office he’s off shooting architectural photos, exploring the newest NYC pop-up food market, or consulting with first time food truck owners.