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 policy programs, public programs, and relations with ten international partners. The Institute’s over 30 policy programs provide neutral venues to undertake nonpartisan analysis, foster candid dialogue, advocate new policy, and promote best practices. Public programs, including the Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Words, and Socrates Seminars open the Institute’s doors to broader audiences. Gerson also administers US Rhodes Scholarships. He previously practiced law, was a US Supreme Court clerk, held executive positions in state and federal government and on a presidential campaign, was president of health care and education start-ups, and led two national insurance and health care companies.