Judith Samuelson

Executive Director, Aspen Institute's Business and Society Program

Judith Samuelson is the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute's Business and Society Program

In 1998, Judy created the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, which employs research and dialogue among business leaders to build a sustainable global society. Aspen BSP targets innovators and works with business managers at all levels, from MBA students to Fortune 500 CEOs. Judy recently helped spearhead the creation of the Aspen Principles, a set of guidelines for long-term value creation for companies and institutional investors.

From 1989 to 1996, Judy led the Ford Foundation’s office of Program Related-Investments. From 1982-1989, Judy managed a sales and lending team at Bankers Trust Company. From 1974-1980, she worked in Sacramento as a lobbyist and legislative aid on California state health and education issues and in the Governor’s office of Planning and Research.

Judy holds a B.A. from UCLA and Masters Degree from the Yale School of Management. She was a member of the Advisory Board to ACCION-New York and is Chair Emeritus of Net Impact, a network of business students.