Business 100 – 2015

William J. McLaughlin/McLaughlin & Morgan, Inc. 

William “Bill” McLaughlin is president of McLaughlin & Morgan, Inc., a growth strategies company that assists U.S. firms entering Europe via Ireland, and Irish companies entering the U.S.

Bill founded the Irish American Business Chamber & Network in 1999 and is currently chairman emeritus. He has hosted the Taoiseach and President of Ireland, and other luminaries, and has participated in the Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin in 2011, 2013, and 2015. He serves on the board of the Global Interdependence Center, Neumann University, the President’s Advisory Council of LaSalle University, and SMART States, and is an active member of The Union League of Philadelphia and the Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute.

Bill’s maternal grandmother, Mary Murtagh, immigrated from Kiltimagh to Philadelphia where she met her future husband, Thomas Byrne, also from Mayo. His paternal great-grandfather was from Donegal. Bill and his wife Natalie now own the Mayo farm Mary Murtagh Byrne left in 1889. They reside in Newtown Square, PA and have three grown children.