About Our Sponsors

Having provided major support for this event since its inception, Lynda and Stewart Resnick, co-owners of The Wonderful Company, have announced a $15 million endowment to the Institute to ensure the continued operation of the Forum, renamed the Resnick Aspen Action Forum, through 2030. Lynda and Stewart's personal commitment to diversity, leadership, and fellowship make them natural partners to help carry the Aspen Action Forum into the future. In recognition of Lynda and Stewart Resnick's transformative support and philanthropic vision, the Aspen Institute is pleased to rename this annual convening the Resnick Aspen Action Forum.

Lynda Resnick is vice chair and co-owner, along with her husband Stewart Resnick, of The Wonderful Company. This multi-billion dollar, privately held global company is dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic brands, including Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Almonds, Wonderful Halos, POM Wonderful, Wonderful Sweet Scarletts, FIJI Water, JUSTIN and Landmark Wines, and Teleflora. 

From the orchard to family dinner tables, The Wonderful Company grows, harvests, bottles, packages, and markets its diverse range of healthy products. The Wonderful Company’s holdings make it the world’s largest grower of tree nuts, America’s largest citrus grower, and the world’s largest flower delivery service with the Teleflora network of florists. This success is a reflection of the husband-and-wife team’s combined marketing savvy, financial and management acumen, and deep commitment to inspiring healthier choices by growing wholesome foods that nourish naturally. 

Mrs. Resnick runs worldwide marketing and product development for The Wonderful Company, and she is renowned as the creative spirit behind such innovative and inspiring campaigns as Teleflora’s “Flowers in a Gift”; for making POM Wonderful, the antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice, a national sensation; and for producing the iconic Wonderful Pistachios commercials. She authored the best-selling book on marketing, Rubies in the Orchard, and in 2017, she ranked #10 among Forbes’ Top 60 most successful self-made women in America. 

Central to Mrs. Resnick’s successful approach is “doing well by doing good,” a core value that places tremendous importance on corporate social responsibility. Under her personal supervision, The Wonderful Company continues its rich heritage of giving back, especially in California’s Central Valley and the island nation of Fiji, where many employees live and work. Through the generosity of the Resnicks and The Wonderful Company, an average of $40 million or more is contributed annually, which is largely directed toward ongoing community development efforts and extensive educational initiatives.

In addition, the company’s focus on health and wellness reaches far beyond its nutritious, wholesome products. Mrs. Resnick spearheads the new Wonderful Health and Wellness initiative, which among its robust offerings, provides free primary health care and health coaches to its 12,000 employees and their families across the Central Valley.

Mrs. Resnick’s extensive philanthropic interests and activities extend beyond The Wonderful Company, including her role as a major donor to and long-time Board of Trustees member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1992-2016), where she was recently honored as a Life Trustee. She is also an executive board member of The Aspen Institute’s board of trustees, and through the couple's generosity, supports the Resnick Aspen Action Forum.

Stewart Resnick is chairman and president of The Wonderful Company. This privately held, Los Angeles-based $4 billion global company is committed to harvesting, processing and marketing healthy products through its iconic brands. 

The Wonderful Company’s vertically integrated business model ensures the highest standard of excellence, integrity and consumer satisfaction. As a result, every year, nearly half of all American households purchase The Wonderful Company’s products, including Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Halos, POM Wonderful, FIJI Water, JUSTIN and Landmark Wines, and Teleflora. 

Mr. Resnick oversees all finance, legal, real estate, strategy, human resources and business unit operations across all divisions of The Wonderful Company. Mr. Resnick has also made significant investments in sustainability research and advanced irrigation technologies, on extensive solar installations at four primary facilities, and in the utilization of fuel cells to generate 35% of required electricity without combustion or air pollution. Additionally, The Resnick Sustainability Institute at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) provides a path to sustainability by focusing on the innovative science and engineering research required to develop groundbreaking technologies and solutions to global energy and climate challenges.

The Wonderful Company also gives back to the communities in which its employees live and work through extensive community development efforts, a new comprehensive employee health and wellness program, and robust educational initiatives. 

Mr. Resnick sits on the Board of Trustees for Caltech, Bard College and Conservation International. Among the Resnicks other generous contributions are The Milken Institute's Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health, The Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at the UCLA School of Medicine, the Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy at the UCLA School of Law, and The Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.