James C. Calaway, or Jim Calaway, is a philanthropist-businessman who resides in Carbondale, Colorado. He is the son of poor tenant farmers in Texas and is the first in his family to ever attend college. He served as the Chair of the Aspen Institutes Society of Fellows before he became a trustee in 1997, and ten in In 2000, he was selected as an Honorary Trustee, and later appointed to the Council of Honorary Trustees after its creation this year. Calaway was in the oil and gas exploration business for over 40 years and retired as Chairman of Edge Petroleum in the late 1980s. Now, he partners with his son in building wind farms in several states to generate renewable energy.