President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
Walter Isaacson is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He has been chairman and CEO of CNN and editor of TIME magazine. He is the author of Steve Jobs; Einstein; Benjamin Franklin; and Kissinger and co-author of The Wise Men. Isaacson began his career at London’s The Sunday Times and then the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He is vice chair of Partners for a New Beginning and serves on the boards of United Airlines, Tulane University, and the Overseers of Harvard University. He is chair emeritus of Teach for America and former chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.