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. Isaacson’s most recent book is The Innovators; he is also the author of Steve Jobs and several other best-selling biographies. He is vice-chair of Partners for a New Beginning, a public-private group tasked with forging ties between the United States and the Muslim world, and serves on the boards of United Airlines, Tulane University, and Harvard University. Isaacson is chair emeritus of Teach for America, was chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and was vice-chair of the Louisiana Recovery Authority from 2005 to 2007.