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Aspen Institute

ORGANIZATION

Nonprofit business leadership organization, founded in 1949.

Official Website:
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/

Founding Date:
1949

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Madeleine Albright
Diplomat
15-May-1937   Bill Clinton's Secretary of State
Robert O. Anderson
Business
13-Apr-1917 2-Dec-2007 CEO of ARCO, 1966-86
Paul V. Applegarth
Business
c. 1946   CEO, Millenium Challenge Corporation, 2004-05
Michael Armacost
Diplomat
15-Apr-1937   US Ambassador to Japan, 1989-93
Richard Armitage
Government
26-Apr-1945   US Deputy Secretary of State, 2001-05
Merribel S. Ayres
Business
c. 1951   Lighthouse Consulting Group
Prince Bandar bin Sultan
Diplomat
2-Mar-1949   Saudi Arabia Ambassador to U.S.
Mercedes Bass
Socialite
?   Wife of Sid Bass
Berl Bernhard
Attorney
7-Sep-1929   Co-Founder, Verner Liipfert
Georges Berthoin
Politician
17-May-1925   Trilateral Commission Euro Chair, 1973-92
Coit D. Blacker
Government
c. 1950   Institute for International Studies, Stanford
Robert D. Blackwill
Diplomat
1939   US Ambassador to India, 2001-03
Sally Blount
Educator
c. 1961   Dean, Kellogg School of Management
Gina Boswell
Business
c. 1962   Senior Alberto-Culver executive
John Brademas
Politician
2-Mar-1927   Congressman from Indiana, 1959-81
Andrew Brimmer
Economist
13-Sep-1926   Federal Reserve Governor, 1966-74
Stephen B. Burbank
Educator
c. 1946   UPenn Law Professor
Richard R. Burt
Diplomat
3-Feb-1947   US Ambassador to Germany, 1985-89
Kurt M. Campbell
Government
1957   Asst. Secy. of State for East Asian Affairs
Pamela L. Carter
Business
c. 1948   EVP at Cummins
Henry Catto
Government
6-Dec-1930   US Ambassador to the UK, 1989-91
Richard C. Clark
Politician
14-Sep-1928   US Senator from Iowa, 1973-79
Emanuel Cleaver
Politician
26-Oct-1944   Congressman, Missouri 5th
Harlan Cleveland
Government
19-Jan-1918 30-May-2008 Futurist, diplomat
Eliot A. Cohen
Government
c. 1955   Prominent neoconservative
Deborah A. Coleman
Business
c. 1952   SmartForest Ventures
Lester Crown
Business
7-Jun-1925   CEO of Henry Crown & Co.
Susan Crown
Business
c. 1958   VP at Henry Crown and Company
Ruth A. Davis
Diplomat
28-Mar-1942   US Ambassador to Benin, 1992-95
John Doerr
Business
29-Jun-1951   Silicon Valley venture capitalist
Bill Donaldson
Government
2-Jun-1931   SEC Chairman, 2003-05
Thomas E. Donilon
Government
c. 1955   US National Security Advisor
Arne Duncan
Educator
6-Nov-1964   US Secretary of Education
Mickey Edwards
Politician
12-Jul-1937   Congressman from Oklahoma, 1977-93
Michael Eisner
Business
7-Mar-1942   CEO of Disney, 1984-2005
Henrietta Holsman Fore
Government
c. 1948   Acting Administrator, USAID
Stephen Friedman
Business
21-Dec-1937   Former Partner, Goldman Sachs
Richard N. Gardner
Diplomat
9-Jul-1927   US Ambassador to Spain, 1993-97
Patrick R. Gaston
Business
5-Aug-1957   President, Verizon Foundation
David Gergen
Columnist
9-May-1942   Advisor to Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Clinton
Gabrielle Giffords
Politician
8-Jun-1970   Congresswoman from Arizona, 2007-12
Gabrielle E. Greene
Business
c. 1959   Villanueva Companies
Gerald Greenwald
Business
11-Sep-1935   CEO of United Air Lines, 1994-99
Patrick W. Gross
Business
15-May-1944   Co-Founder, American Management Systems
Richard Haass
Government
28-Jul-1951   President, Council on Foreign Relations
Chuck Hagel
Politician
4-Oct-1946   US Senator from Nebraska, 1997-2009
Sidney Harman
Business
5-Aug-1918 12-Apr-2011 Founder of Harman International
Kamala Harris
Attorney
20-Oct-1964   Attorney General of California
Rita E. Hauser
Activist
12-Jul-1934   Former Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Michael Hawley
Photographer
18-Nov-1961   Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey
Marian L. Heard
Business
c. 1940   Oxen Hill Partners
Linda A. Hill
Educator
c. 1957   Harvard Business School
W. Hayne Hipp
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Liberty Corp., 1979-2006
Irvine O. Hockaday, Jr.
Business
12-Aug-1936   CEO of Hallmark, 1986-2001
Deal Hudson
Religion
30-Nov-1949   Karl Rove's favorite Catholic
Robert J. Hurst
Business
1945   Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, 1999-2004
Robert S. Ingersoll
Diplomat
28-Jan-1914 22-Aug-2010 CEO of Borg-Warner, 1958-72
Walter Isaacson
Author
20-May-1952   Former Managing Editor for Time
Alphonso Jackson
Government
9-Sep-1945   US Secretary of HUD, 2004-08
Mae C. Jemison
Astronaut
17-Oct-1956   First African-American woman in space
Suzanne Nora Johnson
Business
14-May-1957   Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, 2004-07
Bill Joy
Computer Programmer
8-Nov-1954   BSD designer, C shell, vi, Java
Peter R. Kann
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Dow Jones, 1991-2006
Arnold Kanter
Government
27-Feb-1945 10-Apr-2010 Under Secy. of State for Political Affairs, 1991-93
Robert D. Kennedy
Business
c. 1933   CEO of Union Carbide, 1986-95
Bobbie Kilberg
Administrator
25-Oct-1944   Northern Virginia Technology Council
Henry Kissinger
Government
27-May-1923   US Secretary of State, 1973-77
Charles B. Knapp
Educator
13-Aug-1946   President, University of Georgia, 1987-97
Yotaro Kobayashi
Business
25-Apr-1933   CEO of Fuji Xerox, Ltd.
David H. Koch
Business
3-May-1940   Conservative philanthropist, Koch heir
Juanita M. Kreps
Government
11-Jan-1921 5-Jul-2010 US Secretary of Commerce, 1977-79
Leonard Lauder
Business
c. 1933   Chairman of Estee Lauder
Leslie Lenkowsky
Government
30-Mar-1946   Philanthropic Studies
Winston Lord
Diplomat
17-Aug-1937   President, Council on Foreign Relations, 1977-85
Princeton Lyman
Diplomat
20-Nov-1935   US Ambassador to South Africa, 1992-95
Kevin J. Martin
Government
14-Dec-1966   FCC Chairman, 2005-09
John P. Mascotte
Business
c. 1940   CEO of The Continental Corporation, 1983-95
Sylvia M. Mathews
Administrator
1965   Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Marissa Mayer
Business
30-May-1975   CEO of Yahoo!
William E. Mayer
Business
1940   Former CEO of First Boston
John W. McCarter, Jr.
Business
c. 1938   CEO of the Field Museum
Ann Dore McLaughlin
Government
16-Nov-1941   US Secretary of Labor, 1987-89
Robert McNamara
Government
9-Jun-1916 6-Jul-2009 US Secretary of Defense, 1961-68
Philip Merrill
Publisher
28-Apr-1934 10-Jun-2006 Capital Gazette Communications
George Moose
Diplomat
23-Jun-1944   US Ambassador to the UN in Europe, 1998-2001
Jonathan D. Moreno
Scholar
11-Jun-1952   Undue Risk
Robert Mosbacher
Government
11-Mar-1927 24-Jan-2010 US Secretary of Commerce, 1989-92
Marc B. Nathanson
Business
c. 1946   Billionaire, Falcon Cable TV
Paul Nitze
Diplomat
16-Jan-1907 19-Oct-2004 US cold warrior
Queen Noor
Royalty
23-Aug-1951   Queen of Jordan
Joseph S. Nye
Government
19-Jan-1937   Chairman, National Intelligence Council, 1993-94
James E. Oesterreicher
Business
c. 1942   CEO of JC Penney, 1995-2000
Sean Parnell
Politician
19-Nov-1962   Governor of Alaska
William J. Patterson
Business
27-Jan-1962 24-Sep-2010 SPO Partners & Co.
Erik Paulsen
Politician
14-May-1965   Congressman, Minnesota 3rd
John J. Phelan, Jr.
Business
7-May-1931 4-Aug-2012 CEO of the NYSE, 1984-91
Charles Powell
Business
6-Jun-1941   Private Secretary to Thatcher, 1983-90
Michael Powell
Government
23-Mar-1963   FCC Chairman 2001-05, Colin Powell's son
Lynda Resnick
Business
c. 1944   Roll International
Susan E. Rice
Diplomat
17-Nov-1964   US Ambassador to the UN
Ann Richards
Politician
1-Sep-1933 13-Sep-2006 Governor of Texas, 1991-95
William D. Rogers
Diplomat
12-May-1927 22-Sep-2007 Under Secretary of State, 1976-77
Dennis B. Ross
Diplomat
c. 1949   US Middle East Envoy, 1992-2000
James M. Rosser
Educator
c. 1940   President, Cal State Los Angeles
Warren Rudman
Politician
18-May-1930   US Senator from New Hampshire, 1980-93
John Patrick Schmitz
Government
1955   Washington lobbyist
Cheryl L. Shavers
Business
c. 1953   Under Secy. Commerce for Technology, 1999-2001
David Skaggs
Politician
22-Feb-1943   Congressman from Colorado, 1987-99
James B. Steinberg
Government
7-May-1953   Deputy Secretary of State
Fritz Stern
Historian
2-Feb-1926   German historian
Maurice Strong
Activist
29-Apr-1929   Power executive, environmentalist
Deborah Szekely
Activist
3-May-1922   Co-Founder, Golden Door Spa
Abigail Thernstrom
Author
1936   Opponent of Affirmative Action
Lionel Tiger
Educator
1937   The Decline of Males
Jack Valenti
Business
5-Sep-1921 26-Apr-2007 Presidential advisor, headed the MPAA
Paul Volcker
Economist
5-Sep-1927   Chairman of the Federal Reserve, 1979-87
George Vradenburg
Attorney
14-Mar-1943   Strategic Advisor for AOL Time Warner
Frederick Vreeland
Diplomat
24-Jun-1927   US Ambassador to Morocco, 1992-93
Peter S. Watson
Government
1953   CEO of OPIC, 2001-05
Vin Weber
Politician
24-Jul-1952   Congressman from Minnesota, 1981-93
Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
Business
13-Sep-1926   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 1987-92
Frederick B. Whittemore
Business
c. 1931   Former Partner, Morgan Stanley
Ernest J. Wilson III
Educator
c. 1948   Dean, Annenberg School for Communication
Herman Wouk
Novelist
27-May-1915   The Caine Mutiny
Charles W. Yost
Diplomat
6-Nov-1907 21-May-1981 US Ambassador to the UN, 1969-71
Robert Zoellick
Government
25-Jul-1953   World Bank president, 2007-12
Mort Zuckerman
Business
4-Jun-1937   Owner, New York Daily News


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