President and CEO, The Aspen Institute (as of June 1, 2018)
Dan Porterfield is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, as of June 1, 2018. With a career focus on promoting education equity and poverty prevention, in 2011 he became president of Franklin & Marshall College, where under his tenure the college tripled the percentage of Pell Grant eligible students and reduced student indebtedness. Porterfield was also a senior vice president and English professor at Georgetown University and senior aide to former US health and human services secretary Donna Shalala. He’s been honored by the KIPP Foundation, I Have A Dream Foundation, and Posse Foundation, and the Obama White House named him one of 11 Champions of Change for College Opportunity.