James R. Macfadden
Member, Board of Trustees
Mr. Macfadden, a member of Gallaudet's Class of 1962, is the majority owner of SunnyMac Solar, a solar panel installation company. Prior to that he was president, owner, and CEO of Macfadden and Associates, Inc., which develops computer software systems and program management services, primarily for the civilian federal government.
Jim served as the business manager for the 2013 Deaf Seniors of America Conference, which was held in Baltimore and saw 2,500 attendees.
Jim holds membership in several professional associations and formerly served on the Board of Associates of Gallaudet University and the Board of Trustees of Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds the distinction of being the first deaf business person to be certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a minority business, based solely on being deaf.