Aspen Education Foundation names new director
June 27, 2012
ASPEN – Melissa Long has been named executive director of the Aspen Education Foundation.
She replaces the interim executive director, Robin Hamill. The hiring is effective immediately.
With a bachelor of arts in literature and women’s studies, Long worked with survivors of domestic violence, and later as a deputy district attorney in Oregon before moving to Hong Kong. Prior to moving to Aspen, she served as the festival director of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, a nonprofit organization. She moved to Aspen more than two years ago.
“The strength of the Aspen schools was a deciding factor in moving here,” said Long, the mother of an elementary and a middle school student.
Aspen Education Foundation is a private organization that raises funds from the community to invest in the Aspen School District. Since its inception in 1991, the nonprofit has donated more than $6 million to the Aspen School District.