The Miami Foundation’s Javier Alberto Soto selected for Henry Crown Fellowship

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Javier Alberto Soto, president and CEO, The Miami Foudation
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MIAMI - March 28, 2013 - PRLog -- Javier Alberto Soto, president and CEO of The Miami Foundation, has been selected by the Aspen Institute as a member of their Henry Crown Fellowship Program, a two-year program that engages the next generation of leaders to develop community-spirited leadership and put thought into action.

The highly selective fellowship will bring together 20 executives from North and South America – all under 45 years of age – who have achieved success in their chosen fields and are at a meaningful inflection point in their lives and careers. The program comprises a structured series of seminars and each fellow will undertake an individual leadership project.

“It is an honor to be included in the 2013 class of the Henry Crown Fellows,” said Soto. “Cultivating thoughtful leaders is a key goal of the Foundation’s work.  I look forward to getting the global perspective on society’s leadership challenges and infusing those principles into our programs training young leaders here in Miami-Dade.”

The Henry Crown Fellowship Program, established in 1997 to honor the life and accomplishments of Chicago industrialist Henry Crown, is the flagship program of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.  It has 1,600 Fellows in 45 countries.

The program has four previous fellows from Greater Miami: Sergio M. Gonzalez, senior vice president for university advancement & external affairs at the University of Miami; Wifredo A. "Willy" Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Cesar R. Conde, president of Univision Networks and Ricky Arriola, president and CEO of Inktel Direct Corporation.  Soto is the only Florida member of the 2013 fellows class.

Photos and bios of the 2013 Henry Crown Fellows are available at

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About The Aspen Institute:
The institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit

About The Miami Foundation:  
Established in 1967, The Miami Foundation has helped hundreds of people create personal, permanent and powerful legacies by establishing custom, charitable funds. With foundation expertise, fundholders have fostered the arts, awarded scholarships, championed diversity, taught kids to read, and provided food and shelter for the hungry and homeless. More than $150 million in grants and scholarships have been awarded in the Foundation’s 45-year history. Today, the Foundation is steward to more than $160 million in charitable assets. For more information about The Miami Foundation, please visit
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