Ken has lived in Scarsdale for over 25 years. For the past 22 years, he has been a member of the Scarsdale Volunteer Fire Department, Company #2. During this time, Ken was a Lieutenant for 12 years and elected President for 8 years.
Ken has always valued community service. For 28 years, Ken has been Chairman of a grant-making foundation at UJA-Federation of New York that has funded programs in the USA, Russia and Israel to address a wide range of issues, such as food insecurity, domestic violence, substance abuse, women empowerment, social justice and educational enrichment.
Ken also served for 15 years as a board member, 3 years as Chairman, of the New York Association of New Americans, an agency based in New York City that sought to provide one-stop services to refugees, including assistance for housing, healthcare, English classes, citizenship applications and vocational training. Ken also served on the board of the Bronx Lab School, a 400-student, innovative public high school serving an underprivileged population.
In his professional life, Ken is Vice President and co-founder of Global Textile Partners, a producer and importer of textile products since 2005 that has offices in New York, Shanghai and Seoul. He also serves on the board of Atlantic Footcare, Inc., a Rhode Island manufacturer of insoles.
Ken grew up in Harrison. He received his BA from the University of Vermont in 1985 and his MBA from New York University in 1990. He lives in Fox Meadow with his wife Melissa and has three children, ages 10, 12 and 22, all educated through the Scarsdale school system.