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Kendrick F. Ashton, Jr.

The St. James
Co-founder and Co-CEO
Kendrick Ashton is the co-founder and co-CEO of The St. James, a leading developer and operator of sports, wellness, hospitality and active brands and destinations. Prior to founding The St. James Group, Ashton was a founding member and managing director of Perella Weinberg Partners, a boutique financial services firm founded in 2006 by Joseph Perella and Peter Weinberg. From 2009 to 2011, he served as COO of the Firm’s Corporate Advisory Business. Prior to joining Perella Weinberg, Ashton was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and gained legal experience at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He received a juris doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Merit Scholar and the Earl Dickerson Public Service Scholar, and a master’s of business administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he was also a Merit Scholar. He earned his AB from the College of William and Mary, where he was a member of the Dean’s List, an all-conference cornerback and received the William and Mary Quarterback Club’s President’s Award, the John Kratzer Memorial Award for Exemplary Courage, Self-Sacrifice, Leadership and Spirit, and the Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Award for Outstanding Leadership in Campus and Community Activities and for Service and Contribution to the College. In 2009, the board of directors of the college’s Alumni Association awarded Kendrick the Young Alumni Service Award for his service and commitment to William and Mary. Ashton is a member of the board of trustees of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the board of trustees of the National Urban League, the board of directors of Archbishop John Carroll High School and the board of directors of Bellwether Education Partners. He also is an emeritus member of the board of visitors and foundation board of the College of William & Mary.
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