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Tommy Loper is passionate about building a better tomorrow for humankind by bringing people together in meaningful work and relationship. He is Vice President, Office of Operations & Strategic Initiatives, for the Aspen Institute’s Leadership Division. Since joining the Institute in 2008, Tommy has launched multiple endeavors to broaden and deepen Aspen’s mission for a more just, free and equitable world. Such initiatives include supporting the launch of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, founding the Resnick Aspen Action Forum, and co-founding Weave: The Social Fabric Project with David Brooks of the NYTimes. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Tommy worked at two start-up event production agencies and at age 35 was recognized as a top 20 conference producer in the United States on the BizBash 1,000. He serves on the boards of Friends of New Orleans and The Quorum Initiative. Tommy is a graduate of the School of International Service at American University, he studied at La Universidad Diego Portales in Chile, L’Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, and most recently participated in Georgetown University’s Nonprofit Executive Management program. Originally from Massachusetts, he resides with his husband Dirk Sellers, in Washington, DC. Tommy is an avid runner, aspiring chef, space enthusiast and dog lover.