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James Pendergast, Jr.

Trustee & Honorary Lifetime Member, San Marcos

Pendergast received a Bachelor of Science from Canisius College in accounting and his Doctor of Law from the University of Tulsa.

On the Board of Directors of CHR Solutions, Pendergast co-founded and served as CEO of Fiber America Inc., a facilities-based broadband fiber optic network serving Austin and San Antonio. In 2002, he successfully merged the company with El Paso Global Networks.

At San Marcos Telephone Company for 20 years, Pendergast held the positions of general counsel, vice president of finance and accounting, and president and CEO. In 1993, he facilitated the merger of San Marcos Telephone Company with Century Tel. 

Pendergast later served as president and CEO of the Austin Community Foundation.