Trisha King joined the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program (BSP) in April, 2013. As Program Associate, she manages BSP’s communications, including content development, website management, outreach and social media. She also leads community building and communications efforts for the First Movers Fellowship Program – an innovation lab & leadership development program for business executives – currently a network of 150 Fellows. Additionally, Trisha executes “high-touch” meetings like seminars, conferences and social gatherings for faculty and corporate executives.
Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Trisha was the Office Manager at WellSpring Management Ltd., a Chicago-based consulting firm that specializes in the sustainable management of natural resources. During college, she took a gap year to teach English and professional skills in Jordan for a USAID-funded vocational training program. Upon graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a BA in Anthropology and Political Science & a minor in African Studies, Trisha returned to Jordan to work as the Manager of Communications and Internship Programs for AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-run organization dedicated to leadership development, professional skill building and international exchange.
Trisha served as the founding chair of the Aspen Professional Development Group (PDG) in NYC, a position she held from 2013-2015 and for which she was awarded the Collaborative Achievement Award in 2014 by the Aspen Institute. She also received Aspen’s Staff Achievement “Above and Beyond” Award in 2014. In her free time, Trisha enjoys volunteering, cooking, the great outdoors, photography and international travel.