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    Hardworking Advocate for LGBTQ Businesses to Be Honored

    With his time, passion and genuine concern for others, Paul Pendergast has for decades worked to benefit the Bay Area’s LGBTQ business community. When he is present on stage, it is most always when he is introducing others, handing out awards or otherwise volunteering so that others might shine and gain valuable exposure. At the San Francisco Bay Times, we were therefore pleased to see that Pendergast himself was at last recently honored.

    On June 11, he received the Selisse Berry Legacy Leadership Award at The Business of Pride reception and awards ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Pendergast’s achievements include serving as Past President of the Golden Gate Business Association and serving as a member of the California Small Business Association, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the California Governor’s Small Business Reform Task Force; and former President Bill Clinton’s Commission on National Service.

    The owner and founder of Pendergast Consulting Group, he has over 20 years of experience in the fields of strategic communications, public and community relations, media production and market research. He has earned a reputation for leading both large and small teams of highly successful professionals in developing and implementing communication programs between multiple and complex stakeholder groups.

    It seems fitting that Pendergast should win the award named after Selisse Berry, the founder of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. Both he and Berry have dedicated much of their lives to strengthening the global LGBTQ workplace equality movement and to promoting education, empowerment and visibility of our community members. Please join us in congratulating Pendergast—for so long an unsung hero—on this very well-deserved award. We hope that more honors will follow!

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