Archive for December, 2016

Weekly Comment:
Those We Lost in 2016

2016 saw the passing of numerous Irish and Irish American luminaries, from the first female elected representative of Cook County in Illinois to 60s activists and renowned actors and musicians. Below we remember the lives of some of the most important figures in Irish and Irish American life. ℘℘℘ Editor’s Note: The first obituary weRead more..

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Empire City Drive Provides for Catholic Charities

The 10th annual “Christmas Spirit” Toy and Coat Drive was held by Empire City Casino of Yonkers, New York in aid of Catholic Charities on December 15. Nearly one thousand coats and children’s toys were donated to bring holiday cheer to many New Yorkers in need this winter season. President and CEO of Empire CityRead more..

Irish America Celebrates 31st Annual Business 100 Awards

Irish America Celebrates 31st Annual Business 100 Awards with FleishmanHillard CEO John Saunders delivering the keynote address. ℘℘℘ On Wednesday, December 7, Irish America magazine celebrated the 31st annual Irish America Business 100 Awards with a luncheon at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. Since its inception, the Business 100 awards have sought to recognize Irish-bornRead more..

Weekly Comment:
The Magic of Dreams

Queens-born Jazz singer Tara O’Grady recently traveled to the House of Houdini in Budapest to donate a rare 19th century bible signed by Harry Houdini to the museum that bears his name in the city of his birth. ℘℘℘ My dreams are vivid, detailed, and they often come true. One night, about ten years ago, I hadRead more..

Weekly Comment
Pearl Harbor and the
U.S.S. Shaw

Seventy-five years ago this week, the Japanese surprised the U.S. by attacking Pearl Harbor in the early hours of December 7th. One of the most iconic photographs from the from that day is of the U.S.S. Shaw, a ship named after an Irishman and early officer in the U.S. Navy. Following the attack, the Shaw,Read more..

David J. Walsh

David J. Wash is president and CEO of the Amalgamated Life Insurance Company, CEO of Alico Services Corporation, and oversees operations for the entire Amalgamated Family of Companies. His leadership team is credited with improving the organization’s infrastructure and expanding its offerings and national footprint. Previously, he served in senior executive positions at AIG andRead more..

Niall Wall

Niall Wall is the senior vice president of business development and platform sales at Box, a company devoted to online file sharing and content management for businesses. In the last two years, the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange, a process in which Niall was instrumental. Prior to joining Box, he heldRead more..

Daniel Waldron

Daniel Waldron is a Galway-born inter-dealer broker and initial investor in and co-founder of the bespoke tailoring label Alexander Nash, based in New York. The company, founded in 2011 by Waldron and tailor Alex Summer, now has over 175 clients and is worn by the New York Knicks, Instagram giant Iman Shumpert, model Tyson Beckford,Read more..

Gemma Toner

Gemma Toner is a media and telecommunications leader driving innovation at the intersection of big data, technology, and digital media and holds a patent for the “System and Method for Set Top Box Viewing Data,” which enables the use of set top box data to measure audience viewing patterns. Gemma is the founder and CEORead more..

Ted M. Sullivan

Ted M. Sullivan is a global client partner at SAP Americas Consulting Practice, serving over 300,000 customers in 190 countries. Prior to this role, he was co-founder and chief customer officer of dRSTi360, an IBM executive, and managing director within KPMG’s Entertainment and Media Practice with more than 18 years of experience focusing on strategyRead more..