The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Pug Bainter (Master Phelim Gervase) as Director-Elect to Seat E. They will assume this position from Craig Carter (Duke Quintus Aurelius Dracontius) at the close of the October 2021 quarterly meeting.
Pug Bainter is an Associate Director of Networking for the University of Texas at Austin. Pug’s professional career has been focused on the IT industry primarily working in Austin semiconductor and high-tech companies since 1989. They spent much of their career working with international locations integrating different teams and technologies. The knowledge and skills learned from the SCA and their profession helped shape each other to benefit both worlds. While they enjoyed the challenges and world travel associated with the semiconductor industry, they returned to the benefits and joy of working in higher education where they intend to stay for the remainder of their professional career.
Master Phelim Gervase, generally called Pug, is an 11th century Englishman from Herefordshire in the Welsh Marches. As he entered his second-decade Pug left for the warmer climes of Ansteorra. While settling there, Pug chanced upon Myfanwy ferch Eifion who was firmly convinced they would be together forever so accepting this fate they married. Their life became one of ever-increasing travel, service and discovery of the joys of arts and martial activities. As a self-inflicted bureaucrat, Pug continues to find new ways to contribute good counsel to the society around them by providing sound advice and attending meetings galore.
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