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Aspen Digital

Carner Derron

Associate Director, Marketing & Communications

Aspen Digital

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As the marketing and communications lead, Carner elevates Aspen Digital’s reputational and programmatic impact where technology and information challenges meet democracy and diverse communities. Both a strategist and implementer, she collaborates with the Executive and Managing Directors, as well as other senior staff, to bring to life the story of Aspen Digital’s mission to connect and spark policy action among those crucial to making our interconnected world accessible, safe, and inclusive — both online and off.

Bringing expertise in brand development, thought leadership, and media relations, Carner joined this Aspen Institute policy program in 2020 and has a background in social impact marketing and communications. Most recently, she supported major nonprofits and corporate social responsibility efforts at the global firm Weber Shandwick. Prior to that, she worked at the DC-based agency Little Unicorns.

Carner has a BA in History from Vassar College. She is passionate about advancing the common good and brings an energetic spirit and deep curiosity to her work.