Cristal Logan, vice president and director of Aspen Community Programs at the Aspen Institute, is responsible for creating and overseeing year-round public programs for the Aspen community. During her tenure at the Institute, Cristal has expanded the number of community events exponentially. The Aspen Community Programs hosts a variety of events including the McCloskey Speaker Series, the Hurst Lecture Series, The Murdock Mind Body Spirit Series, the Hurst Student Seminars for Middle School, and High School Students; Great Books and Great Decisions Discussion Series’, Fireside Chats, Teen Socrates, the Sharing Shakespeare and Athens to Aspen Series, as well as a host of diverse offerings throughout the years. Under Cristal’s leadership, the Aspen Community Programs hosts over 60 program days each year for local residents, visitors, and teens.
Prior to joining the Institute in 1999, Cristal worked in Administration at Aspen Valley Hospital; and in Finance at the Aspen Skiing Company. A fourth generation resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, Cristal has been a committed member of the community by serving on the board of the Aspen Hall of Fame, participating as a member of Leadership Aspen Class of 2000, and as one of the inaugural members of the Aspen Community Foundation Spring Board. She is chair of the Board of the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, and served on the Aspen Valley Hospital Community Advisory Committee (2006-2016) and the Colorado Mountain College Community Advisory Committee (2008-2016). Cristal is married to Mark Logan, principal at Cadence Brand Marketing, and they have a wonderful son.