WASHINGTON, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute today announced its 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows. The Henry Crown Fellowship mobilizes a new breed of leaders, all under the age of 45, to tackle the world's most intractable problems. All are proven entrepreneurs, mostly from the world of business, who have reached a point in their lives where, having achieved success, they are ready to apply their creative talents and skill sets to building a better society.
Henry Crown Fellows explore their leadership, core values, vision for a "Good Society" and their desired legacies. But the Fellowship is not just about reflection. It is also about action: Each Fellow launches a new Venture that will stretch them and have a positive impact on their communities, their country, or the world.
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The Henry Crown Fellows for 2017 are:
Mahfuz Ahmed, Founder, CEO and Chairman, Digital Intelligence Systems Corporation, McLean, VA.
Brian Bannon, Commissioner and CEO, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL.
Gerald Beeson, Chief Operating Officer, Citadel LLC, Chicago, IL.
Tracy Britt Cool, Chief Executive Officer, Pampered Chef, Berkshire Hathaway, Chicago, IL.
Jeni Britton Bauer, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Columbus, OH.
Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat, El Segundo, CA.
Marcelo Camberos, Founder and CEO, ipsy, San Mateo, CA.
Wences Casares, Founder and CEO, Xapo, Palo Alto, CA.
Carolyn Everson, VP, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook, New York, NY.
Nathaniel Fick, Chief Executive Officer, Endgame, Inc., Washington, DC.
Morgan Flatley, SVP and CMO, PepsiCo Global Nutrition, PepsiCo, Chicago, IL.
Tafa Jefferson, Co-Founder and CEO, Amada Senior Care, San Clemente, CA.
Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE, Inc., Stamford, CT.
Doug Moorehead, President and Chief Technology Officer, FlexGen, Virginia Beach, VA.
Matthew Mullenweg, Founder, WordPress; Co-Founder and CEO, Automattic, Houston, TX.
Kim Newton, VP, Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Hallmark Cards, Inc., Leawood, KS.
Todd Park, former Chief Technology Officer, The White House, Los Altos Hills, CA.
Bozoma Saint John, Head of Global Consumer Marketing, Apple Music & iTunes, Apple, Culver City, CA.
Lily Sarafan, Chief Executive Officer, Home Care Assistance, San Francisco, CA.
Michael Smith, Co-Anchor, SportsCenter, ESPN, Farmington, CT.
Tina Wells, Founder and CEO, Buzz Marketing Group, Haddonfield, NJ.
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SOURCE The Aspen Institute