Seth Henderson

Seth Henderson

Project Manager, Enterprise Division, Communications & Marketing Department

Seth is a project manager and leader within the Aspen Institute with diverse experience in political organizing, non-profit management, economic and youth development, and entrepreneurship. He worked closely with colleagues to develop the first men of color employee resource group within the Aspen Institute. He has also co-chaired the Task Force on Equity & Inclusion alongside colleagues dedicated to implementing recommendations to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion for all staff.

Prior to joining the Communications and Marketing Department, Seth was the Senior Manager of Impact Strategy & Operations for the Aspen Global Leadership Network. This is a growing, worldwide community of entrepreneurial leaders from business, government, and the nonprofit sector — currently more than 3,000 Fellows from over 60 countries — who share a commitment to enlightened leadership and to using their extraordinary creativity, energy, and resources to tackle the foremost societal challenges of our times. 

Seth started at the Institute within the Citizenship & American Identity program where he was a Program Manager and Allstate Fellow. Over the course of four years, he helped launch and manage the team’s Better Arguments Project, a national civic initiative created to help bridge ideological divides. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Seth was the first employee of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBKA). President Obama established My Brother’s Keeper in 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and to ensure all youth can reach their full potential. He is also McNair Scholar and former White House intern for President Barack Obama. Since 2014, he has served on the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles-based non-profit In A Perfect World, which has funded 30 schools in 7 different countries, supported over 500 high-poverty classrooms between Los Angeles, Minneapolis & Washington, D.C, and positively impacted more than 35,000 children worldwide.

Seth is a distinguished graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he earned a degree in political science and criminal justice. He has achieved certifications in Nonprofit Executive Management from Georgetown University, Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University, and Project Management from Harvard University. Additionally, Seth completed the McKinsey & Company Black Leadership Academy Management Accelerator and holds a Masters in Real Estate from Georgetown University.

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