Aspen Writers’ Foundation Hires Two Directors

The Aspen Writers’ Foundation has two new directors at its helm, the nonprofit announced today. Maurice LaMee will be the new director and Adrienne Brodeur will serve as the creative director. The move is a departure from its previous staffing, which had only one executive director. But as the 37-year old organization moves into its next phase, it’s bringing a fresh perspective with it.

LaMee and Brodeur bring different backgrounds to the positions. LaMee served for 12 years as the executive and artistic director of the Creede Repertory Theatre, a small-town company with a far-reaching reputation. He has been recognized as one of Colorado’s leading nonprofit executives, and will be based in Aspen for the new position. Brodeur is a New York-based writer who co-founded with Francis Ford Coppola the literary magazine Zoetrope: All-Story and served as its editor in chief from 1996 to 2002. She will stay in New York with frequent trips to Aspen, while fostering relationships in the literary world.

“We could not be more pleased with the new leadership team, nor more excited for the direction of the Aspen Writers’ Foundation,” said Elliot Gerson, executive vice president of public and policy programs for the Aspen Institute. “Individually, Mo and Adrienne bring an impressive roster of accomplishments and professional successes in the arts. Together they make an extraordinary team. The future of AWF never looked brighter.”

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