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.