our core values

 
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pioneering

New ideas spark innovative solutions and growth 

purposeful

Mission-driven culture that aligns with #GiveFirst and the Aspen Idea

profitable

Financial success fuels economic vitality, creating a middle class 

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cooperative

Sharing space, infrastructure and ideas optimize existing resources

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collective

A place where all are welcome and invited to create and contribute

 
 

community-based operating team

 
 

JULIE ENGELS

executive director

creative and strategic leadership, operations, programming
julie@aspenentrepreneurs.com

 
 
 
 
 

skippy mesirow

creative director

community relations, events, policy and engagement
skippy@aspenentrepreneurs.com

 

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colleen hickman

marketing director

design, marketing, communications
colleen@aspenentrepreneurs.com

 
 
 

robust, local board leadership

 

Dave mayer

co-chair

 

candIce olson

co-chair

 
 

A board with local expertise

 
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tyler wilson, esq.

Samantha Johnston

robin smith