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Dan Porterfield

Washington, DC, U.S.A.

President and CEO of the Aspen Institute

​Dan Porterfield is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. He was previously president of Franklin & Marshall College, where he led the college in tripling its percentage of incoming low-income students and doubling its percentage of domestic students of color. Earlier in his career, Porterfield was senior vice president for strategic development and an English professor at his alma mater, Georgetown University, and a senior public affairs official in the US Department of Health and Human Services. Raised by a single mother at the height of the civil rights movement, he was a Rhodes Scholar and was named a White House Champion of Change in 2016.