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James T. Sykes

James T. Sykes of Madison, Wisconsin is Senior Advisor for Aging Policy, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Wisconsin. Mr. Sykes has held several positions with the University of Wisconsin-Madison including Associate Director, Institute on Aging; Senior Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor; and Senior Lecturer. Mr. Sykes is a consultant for nonprofit agencies serving older persons, providing counsel on services, strategic planning, housing and fund-raising. He is a former Vice President with The Wisconsin Cheeseman in Madison, Wisconsin, providing oversight of corporate philanthropy, development of elderly housing and other corporate-funded projects; and is the founder and former chair of The Colonial Club, a multi-purpose senior center in Prairie, Wisconsin. Mr. Sykes is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society, former chair of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, former delegate, member and chairman of various committees with the 1971, 1981, and 1995 White House Conferences on Aging; and former member and chairman of various committees with the International Association of Gerontology and other international aging organizations and conferences. Mr. Sykes has many additional achievements in the field of housing and aging and is the recipient of several honors and awards. Mr. Sykes often serves as an expert witness before Congress and state legislative bodies.

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