Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) today announced the appointment of Daniel O. Pegg to the newly created position of Senior Vice President for Public Affairs; overseeing corporate public relations, public affairs, community relations and investor relations activities for the company.
"Dan has been a major architect and leader of economic development for San Diego County and has played a key role in helping San Diego adopt a global outlook and establish a diversified economy," said Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Qualcomm chairman and CEO. "We are excited about having Dan be part of our senior management team. His wide range of contacts and marketing background will help Qualcomm in expanding its public outreach efforts to meet the demands of our growing, global company."
Mr. Pegg served as president of the San Diego Economic Development Corporation (EDC) since 1992. His achievements on behalf of EDC included advocating and facilitating the emergence of the maquiladora industry, co-founding the Border Trade Alliance (BTA) and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) CONNECT Program, and representing the San Diego region on numerous world trade missions to Asia, Mexico and Europe.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge of helping Qualcomm further define its image as the world's premier innovator and provider of digital wireless communications services and products based on CDMA technology," Pegg said. "This is a terrific opportunity and I'm thankful for the opportunity to be part of a San Diego-based global success story."Prior to Mr. Pegg's involvement with the EDC, he was active in the medical industry, establishing and selling a company dealing in orthopedic implants and later serving as group vice president for an Atlanta-based medical company.
As the former chairman of the Border Trade Alliance, Dan currently sits on the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce, and the Board of CONVIS. He is a founding member and on the steering committee of the UCSD CONNECT Program and is on the Board of Directors of Gensia, Incorporated. He is also a member of the Biomedical Industry Council, the San Diego Consortium and Private Industry Council.
A graduate of California State University at Los Angeles, Mr. Pegg is a native Californian and has resided in La Jolla, California for the past 18 years with his wife, Pat. They have a twelve-year-old son, Daniel.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses, and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS system (a geostationary satellite-based mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.
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