Tonya Hinch

Tonya Hinch joined the Aspen Institute as Managing Director of the Henry Crown Fellowship Program in early 2014 and took the helm as Executive Director in 2018. She relocated from Crossville, TN after selling her family business, Hinch & Associates, a regional insurance agency, for which she served as CEO. Tonya was also the founder of LifePlanning Unlimited, a coaching and seminar business that supports women in areas such as “Raising their cash IQ” and “retiring backwards”. Prior to this, Tonya successfully created and enjoyed a career that encompassed Fortune 500 companies, a ground-breaking start-up in a highly politicized category, and leadership in one of the most controversial education reform movements in the United States. Tonya was Executive Vice-President of Operations at Edison Schools, responsible for $500MM in business overseeing over 100 schools in 23 states and over 7,000 employees. Formerly, Tonya specialized in Marketing and Sales at consumer-packaged goods companies, including Ultrafem, Neutrogena, Clairol, and Procter & Gamble. She received a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Tennessee. Tonya resides in Washington, D.C. and New York City, New York. Tonya is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a moderator for the Henry Crown Fellowship and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.