Peter Pendergast (BA Marketing ’89), vice president of Sales for Dow Building Solutions in North America, was recently awarded the 2011 Excellence in Marketing Award by the Broad College’s Marketing Leadership Advisory Board.
Pendergast has been actively involved in supporting Michigan State University over the past several decades. The award is bestowed by the board for professional achievements, demonstrated leadership in the mission, values and vision of the university, the evolving theory and practice of marketing, and the support of student connections and the community of Spartans and their engagement.
He has worked for The Dow Chemical Company for the past 22 years and has actively recruited business students since 1995 through interviews, at Career Gallery events, and as a founding member of the Lear Career Center Advisory Council and board member. He has also been a guest lecturer in MSU Marketing classes, presented at student organizational meetings and supported the Project Green Charitable Business Student initiatives. Pendergast was also one of the founding members of the Broad College’s Marketing Leadership Advisory Board and initial chair of the Career and Professional Development Committee. In furthering Spartan connections, he helped to re-establish the Midland County chapter of the MSU Alumni Association and served as fundraising chair in 2008/09.