Carolyn Zelikow PROGRAM ASSOCIATE for National Programs

Carolyn Zelikow is Associate Director of National Programs at the Aspen Institute, a portfolio that includes Aspen Across America and Aspen Around Town,. She previously managed the Urban Innovation Lab in the Center for Urban Innovation under Jennifer Bradley. Other project have included the Future of Work Initiative chaired by Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland, and Honorary Co-Chairs Sen. Mark Warner and former Gov. Mitch Daniels, as well as the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Summit on Opportunity and Inequality. Prior to joining Aspen, Carolyn was the Assistant Director and first employee of Tom Tom Founders Festival, a civic venture fostering culture and entrepreneurship in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, which drew over 18,000 attendees in 2017 and has seeded nearly $3 million to new ventures since its inception in 2012. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012 with a B.A. in English Language and Literature, and now lives in Washington, D.C. In her spare time, she organizes a national conference for small cities called the Hometown Summit.


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