Jim Prendergast is the President of The Galway Strategy Group where he provides both public affairs and campaign management counsel to corporate clients. As part of his work he is an active participant the policy making process of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which is charged with coordinating the global internet addressing system as well as in the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum which discusses and debates various internet governance issues that impact any organization that uses the internet. He was recently invited to speak at a conference sponsored by India's Department of Information Technology about the impact and opportunity of new Generic Top Level Domains.
Previously, Jim was a partner with DCI Group, a Washington, D.C. based public affairs firm where he provided both public affairs and campaign management counsel to corporate clients. In addition, he directed DCI Group’s in-house marketing and business development division, Business Growth Strategies. While at DCI Jim also served as the Executive Director of Americans for Technology Leadership (ATL), a broad-based coalition of technology professionals, consumers, and organizations focused on technology related public policy issues. As Executive Director of ATL, Mr. Prendergast commented on a broad range of technology issues, including government regulation, intellectual property rights, cybersecurity, spam, antitrust enforcement, internet governance, domain name issues and numerous federal and state issues. Prendergast served as a columnist for FoxNews.com, writing regularly about technology issues. He has been quoted in The Washington Post, the San Jose Mercury News, National Journal’s Technology Daily, eWeek, and the Associated Press and Reuters news wires. He has also appeared on hundreds of radio programs across the country discussing a variety of technology issues.
Prior to joining DCI Group, Mr. Prendergast was National Director for Field Membership Services for the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington, D.C. Before returning to Washington, he had served as the NAM’s Senior Regional Manager for the Southeast and previously, the Midwest, where he coordinated NAM’s outside-the-beltway lobbying activities in 10 states. Mr. Prendergast held several positions with Citizens for a Sound Economy from 1993 through 1996 and interned for then Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R-New York) in 1992. Mr. Prendergast earned his Bachelor of Science in Policy Analysis from Cornell University.