Top 50 Power Women – 2016

McMahon, Eileen

Eileen McMahon/Lincoln Center

Eileen McMahon has been at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for nearly 20 years, where she is the senior director of Publicity and Public Relations. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, Lincoln Center offers 16 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education.

In the arena of institutional public relations Eileen helped implement the campaigns for Lincoln Center’s $1.2 billion multi-year redevelopment and its year-long 50th anniversary, as well as internal and external communications, crisis management, and collaborations with Lincoln Center’s ten resident organizations.

Her family has been in the U.S.A. for four generations. She is the eldest of five daughters of William F. and Eileen (née Lynch) McMahon of Bayonne, and subsequently, Roselle, N.J. Her McMahon, Landrigan, Lynch, and Driscoll grandparents had their roots in Westmeath, Tipperary, and Cork. She is married to actor David Wohl and they reside in Montclair, N.J. They are the proud parents of three sons: Samuel, William, and Harry. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and a member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. She studies piano with Assaff Weisman at the Juilliard School Evening Division.