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Bartlett & West’s CEO Retiring After 38 Years with the Company

Keith Warta
Keith Warta
Joe Caldwell
Joe Caldwell
TOPEKA, KS — Keith Warta, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bartlett & West, announces his planned retirement. He will transition out of the role of CEO in June 2022 but will remain as the Chairman of Bartlett & West’s Board of Directors.

A pillar of the company and community, Warta began his career with Bartlett & West in 1984 in the company’s Topeka, Kansas, office as a Project Engineer. During the decades, he helped the company grow from around 35 employees to an employee-owned firm of more than 350 with offices spread throughout the Midwest.

Warta is Chair-Elect on the Board of Directors for the Topeka Community Foundation, is a Co-Chair for the community strategy - Momentum 2022, is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Kansas, is Chair’s Council past Chair for the Greater Topeka Partnership, and is a supporter of Kansas State University.

Warta will be succeeded as Bartlett & West’s CEO by Joe Caldwell, whose 29-year career with the company started as a Project Engineer and most recently including acting in the roles of Market Leader and Marketing Director.

“This transition for Bartlett & West is made much easier thanks to Keith’s many years of visionary leadership,” Caldwell said.

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