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Marshall "Mark" Pagon ’78, president and CEO of Pegasus Communications Corporation, was elected to the Reed College board of trustees at its February meeting. Pagon will serve a five-year renewable term.

A native of Philadelphia, Pagon graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed with a degree in history. He holds an M.A. in economics and finance from the University of California, where he was a Chancellor’s Fellow.

Pagon formed Pegasus Communications Corporation in 1991. Under his leadership, Pegasus has become one of the fastest-growing diversified media and communications companies in the U.S. It is the third-largest direct broadcast satellite (DBS) company, providing the DIRECTV service to more than 1.4 million customers in 41 states. The Philadelphia-based company also operates 10 broadcast television stations affiliated with the Fox, UPN, and WB networks. The company specializes in providing advanced digital services to households in rural and underserved areas. Pegasus has expanded the array of advanced digital products and services it offers to include interactive television, TV-centric internet access, and broadband internet access to TVs, PCs, and other internet access appliances.

Pagon is a member of the Reed College National Advisory Council and was honored with the 1998 and 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year awards for the greater Philadelphia region.

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