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Alumni, Business Leaders

Judy Samuelson

Founder and Executive Director at Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Vice President at Aspen Institute
MBA 1982
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JUDY SAMUELSON is founder and executive director of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program and a vice president at the Aspen Institute. Signature programs under Judy’s leadership include a ten-year campaign to disrupt Milton Friedman’s narrative about corporate purpose, a multiyear dialogue to produce the Aspen Principles of Long-Term Value Creation, and a partnership with Korn Ferry to rethink executive pay. She previously worked in legislative affairs in California and banking in New York’s garment center and ran the Ford Foundation’s office of Program-Related Investments. Samuelson writes regularly for Quartz at Work, is a Bellagio Fellow and a director of Financial Health Network.