Award Committee

A distinguished bipartisan committee of political and community leaders annually selects the New Frontier Award recipients based on their contributions to the public and their embodiment of the forward-looking public idealism to which President Kennedy hoped young Americans would aspire.

Committee Members

Jack Schlossberg, Chair, New Frontier Awards Committee; Grandson of President John F. Kennedy

The Honorable Mark Gearan '78, Vice Chair, New Frontier Awards Committee; Director, Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School 

Rachel Flor, Vice Chair, New Frontier Awards Committee; Executive Director, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Terence Burke, Director of Presidential Communications, Brandeis University; Co-Chair, New Frontier Network, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Carolyn Casey, Founder and Executive Director, Project 351

Samson Cohen, Project Manager for the CEO, Brunswick Group; US Navy Veteran

Ranny Cooper, Senior Consultant, Weber Shandwick Public Affairs; Chief of Staff, Senator Edward M. Kennedy (1982-92)

Hannah Drew, Harvard College '21 

Dan Fenn '44, former Member of President John F. Kennedy's Staff; Director, John F. Kennedy Library (1972-86) 

Doug Heye, Political Commentator, CNN; Contributor, Wall Street Journal; Fall 2015 Resident Fellow, Institute of Politics

The Honorable Rachel Kaprielian, MPA, U.S. Government Relations, McDonald's Corporation; Secretary, Labor and Workforce Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2013-2015); 1999 Recipient, Fenn Award 

Vivien Li, Waterfront Expert     

Carly Lindgren, MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School; Policy Advisor, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (2015-2017)

The Honorable Svante Myrick, Mayor, Ithaca, NY; 2014 Fenn Award Recipient, New Frontier Awards

Matthew Miller, Harvard College '21

The Honorable Doug Palmer, Mayor, Trenton, NJ (1990-2010)  

Aneesh Raman '01, Senior Advisor on Economic Strategy and External Affairs, The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor of California