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Kenneth G. Bartels is President and Chief Executive Officer of Paxton Properties Incorporated, a real estate investment firm based in New York with a concentration on center-city office buildings in the United States and Europe. Ken was formerly Head of Global Real Estate Equities for Citicorp and Principal, Morgan Stanley Realty Incorporated and Morgan Stanley International Incorporated.

Ken is Chairman of Whatif Productions, Belmont, Massachusetts, a computer software company; a member of the Boards of Directors of Kionix, Inc., a microelectro manufacturing company, and Viral Therapeutics, Inc., a biotech company, both of Ithaca, New York; Chairman of Youth Service America, Washington, DC, which encourages young people in the United States and overseas to do community service; Co-Chair of his College and Business School classes; a Director and member of the Executive Committee of the Classic Stage Company, New York, New York; and a Trustee of his Church. Ken is also a Trustee of World Learning.

Ken is a graduate of Choate, and has an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.