Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, International Partners, The Aspen Institute
Elliot Gerson is an executive vice president at the Aspen Institute, responsible for its policy programs, public programs, and relations with international partners. The Institute’s more than 30 policy programs provide neutral venues to do nonpartisan analysis, foster candid dialogue among leaders, advocate new policy, and promote best practices. Public programs, including the Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Words, the Aspen Program in the Arts, and the Socrates Seminars open its doors to broader audiences. Gerson also administers the US Rhodes Scholarships. He previously practiced law, was a US Supreme Court clerk, held executive positions in government and on a presidential campaign, was president of health care and education start-ups, and led two national insurance and health care companies. He has served on many nonprofit boards, especially in the arts.