K.C. Hardin, has been president of Conservatorio since 2004. He is also a Fellow of the Aspen Institute's Central American Leadership Initiative. Prior to moving to Panama, KC was a corporate lawyer in New York and Tokyo with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison where he focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. He graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1998 and from the University of Miami in 1994 with majors in Motion Pictures and Political Science. (taken from: http://www.conservatoriosa.com/team)
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Urban revitalization is traditionally associated with displacement and cultural homogenization. Our company's business model seeks to contain those externalities by increasing ownership of homes and businesses by low income residents.