Judith F. Samuelson is executive director of the Business and Society Program at the Aspen Institute. The independently supported program, created by Samuelson in 1998, works to align business with the public good. Previously, she led the Ford Foundation’s office of Program-Related Investments, the foundation’s social investment fund. Samuelson also helped launch the foundation’s Corporate Involvement Initiative, an effort to encourage private-nonprofit partnerships and facilitate business opportunities with social benefits. Earlier, she managed a sales and lending team at Bankers Trust Company and worked as a lobbyist and legislative aide on health and education issues in California.