Marshall W. Pagon

Marshall W. Pagon

Trustee

Marshall W. Pagon is an entrepreneur who has founded over forty companies over the past thirty years – including companies in the cable TV and broadcast radio and television industries, a company that was an original partner in the launch of DIRECTV, companies providing 4G wireless services and, most recently, companies building and owning solar and renewable energy projects. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Mark was an Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of Butcher & Singer, an investment and merchant banking company based in Philadelphia, PA. Mark has served on the Board of Directors of numerous industry and trade associations, including the Wireless Communications Association (WCA), where he served as a member of WCA’s Executive Committee and Treasurer, and the Satellite Business & Communications Association (SBCA), where he served as a member of SBA’s Executive Committee. He has also served as a member of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Media Security & Reliability Commission and has testified before committees of both the US House of Representatives (Commerce Committee) and the US Senate (Agriculture Committee). Mark’s business awards include recognition as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (National Nominee) in 1998 and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Greater Philadelphia Region) in 2000. Mark is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and a member of FPRI’s Nominating Committee, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of US Squash (the national governing body for the sport of squash in the US) and Chair of its Investment Committee. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Reed College (where he was a member of the Executive Committee), the Independence Seaport Museum, the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania (where he was Chair of the Finance Committee) and The Agnes Irwin School (where he was Chair of the Audit Committee). Mark is a former Ph.D. Candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Economics & Finance), holds an MA from the University of California (Economics), where he was a Chancellor’s Fellow, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Reed College (History & Economics). Prior to graduating from Reed, he studied at the City University of London (History & Economics) and the University of Pennsylvania (Philosophy), where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. Mark is a graduate of the Phillips Exeter Academy, and attended secondary school at Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia. Mark currently lives in Haverford, PA with his wife, Holly, and their two children, Willow and Sam.