About Janet Froetscher

Janet Froetscher was appointed chief operating officer of the Aspen Institute in August 2001. She had previously served as executive vice president for seminars and communications. Ms. Froetscher joined the Aspen Institute in October 1999 as senior vice president, revamping and greatly strengthening its leadership development programs. Moreover, she devised promising new approaches to the integration of these programs with the various policy programs of the Institute. On January 1, 2000, she was elected executive vice president and was given the additional responsibility of heading up internal and external communications. Since May 2000, she has also overseen the Institute's strategic planning and implementation initiative. Her earlier experience includes six years in corporate finance and seven years as executive director of a subsidiary of the Commercial Club of Chicago and its Civic Committee. Among her many accomplishments there, she worked actively with the Mayor's Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees when they first took control of the school system. In 1996, Ms. Froetscher was named by Crain's Chicago Business as one of "Chicago's Most Influential Women" and one of its "40 under 40" leaders. She holds a BA with highest distinction from the University of Virginia and an MBA, also with highest distinction, from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Ms. Froetscher currently serves as a member of the School Board in Glencoe, IL, where she resides with her husband and two children.

About The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a global forum for leveraging the power of leaders to improve the human condition. Through its seminar and policy programs, the Institute fosters enlightened, morally responsible leadership and convenes leaders and policy makers to address the foremost challenges of the new century. Founded in 1950, the Aspen Institute is a non-profit organization with principal offices in Aspen, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Washington, D.C. and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The Aspen Institute operates internationally through a network of partners in Europe and Asia.



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