Fred Bartenstein and Associates, LLC
Fred Bartenstein has managed his own organizational development practice since 1992. Fred Bartenstein & Associates, LLC, based in Yellow Springs, Ohio, serves nonprofit, business, and government organizations addressing change in their external and internal environments. The company’s work involves facilitation and mediation in a wide variety of settings. Previously, Fred Bartenstein was CEO of Books & Co., The Dayton Foundation, the Victoria Theatre Association, and two magazines. His career also includes work in local and state government and in a church-based nonprofit serving low-income residents of a large public housing project. Fred holds an A.B. degree, cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard College (1973). In 1980-1981, he was a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He has certificates in Organizational Development from NTL Institute (1998) and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland (1997).
Fred has been extremely active in the civic life of Dayton, Yellow Springs, and Springfield, Ohio, as well as at the state and national level. A partial list of boards on which he has served includes: Global Village Communications, Antioch University McGregor Board of Visitors, Antioch University McGregor Capital Campaign Committee (co-chair), Community Information Program (Yellow Springs), Christ Episcopal Church (Xenia), Community Resources (Yellow Springs Community Improvement Corporation, Chair), United Way Management Assistance Program, Ohio Arts Council (Multi-Arts Panel, Minority Arts Task Force), Glen Helen Association (Yellow Springs), Kettering Children’s Choir, Dayton Trust and Estate Planning Group (President), Rotary Club of Dayton (Secretary, Program Chair), Thomas and Mollie Danis Foundation, Kuntz Foundation, Harry and Margaret Moore Foundation, Council on Foundations (Research Committee, Community Foundation Project), Harvard Club of Dayton (President, Schools Chair), Partnership Policy Council, 2003 Committee, Miami Valley Open Space Council, Citywide Development Corporation, Miami Valley Arts Council, Dayton Bach Society, Dayton-Montgomery County Public Education Fund, Junior League of Dayton (Community Advisory Board), Green Downtown Dayton Committee, Muse Machine, Victory Theatre Association, Regional Steering Committee on Air Quality, Our Common Heritage.
Fred Bartenstein has pursued a lifelong interest in bluegrass music. The editor of a national bluegrass monthly from 1969-1974, he has also been a broadcaster, musician, festival MC and talent director, composer, record producer, compiler of the first bluegrass market research, founder of a regional association, and author of numerous articles and liner notes.