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Daniel R. Porterfield

Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

President and CEO of the Aspen Institute

Dan Porterfield is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a global nonprofit committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. He was previously president of Franklin & Marshall College, which he led in tripling its percentage of low-income students and doubling its percentage of domestic students of color. Prior to this, Porterfield was senior vice president for strategic development and an English professor at Georgetown University. Earlier in his career, he was a senior public affairs official at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Porterfield is a member of the Teach For America national board of directors and Education Trust board. A Rhodes Scholar, he was named a White House Champion of Change in 2016 and elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020.