Archive for October, 2017

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

The setting, Transylvania. The writing style, High Victorian. The story’s appeal, universal. But the author of one of fiction’s most famous and imitated works is Irish. Carstens Smith brings us the story of Bram Stoker, the creator of Dracula. ℘℘℘ Bram Stoker, whose name is less well known than that of his creation, Dracula, wasRead more..

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Spirit of Samhain Film Comes Stateside

A new documentary explores the humble origins in a small Derry pub of what has become Ireland’s largest Halloween festival. ℘℘℘ An award-winning Irish documentary that unravels the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, or the beginning of the winter season, made its U.S. premiere this festival season, and is currently streaming on Vimeo. Spiorad naRead more..

Tim Ryan’s 2017 Wall Street 50 Keynote Speech (Video)

Martin, thank you very much – I think I’m done. But sincerely, Martin, thank you. And on behalf of all of my partners, thank you as well for giving Martin some of the stories there and I appreciate it. Patricia and Niall, Irish America, thank you very much for having me here today. It isRead more..

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Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By Irish Folklore

With Halloween upon us, many are still scrambling to buy last minute costumes. Before you spend a dismembered arm and a pirate’s peg leg on a pre-packaged idea that’s probably been done a hundred times before, check out some of Ireland’s most fearsome creatures for inspiration. After all, Halloween’s roots can be found in ancientRead more..

Weekly Comment: “We Are All Leaders”: Irish America Celebrates 20th Annual Wall Street 50 Awards

“Whether we all realize it or not, we are all leaders,” Tim Ryan, senior partner and U.S. chairman of PwC, says. “And like it or not, people are looking to us for our lead. And looking to us at a time of tremendous uncertainty and where people can be very scared.” ℘℘℘ Irish America magazine celebratedRead more..

Stephanie Whittier 

Stephanie Whittier co-heads the foundation and endowment services team at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, offering specialized investment management solutions that range from the creation of investment policy statements to asset allocation and consolidated reporting advice. She joined Morgan Stanley in 1975 after graduating from Boston College with a B.S. in accounting and has sinceRead more..

Joe Sullivan

Since 2012 Joe Sullivan has served as chairman and CEO of Legg Mason, a NYSE-listed global asset management firm. He joined the firm in 2008 as head of global distribution and then became chief administrative officer. Joe was the recipient of Fund Action’s 2017 “Fund Leader of the Year.” He serves on the board of governorsRead more..

Martin Sheerin

Martin Sheerin is the chief financial officer of John Hancock Financial Services, the U.S. division of the Toronto-based company Manulife. Martin was born in Dublin, as were both of his parents, though his father’s family roots can be traced to counties Wicklow and Meath and his mother’s in part to County Armagh. Martin attended Trinity CollegeRead more..

Sharon T. Sager

Sharon T. Sager is a managing director and private wealth advisor at UBS Private Wealth Management. A CIMA, she began her career in financial services in 1983 with Kidder, Peabody & Co., which was acquired by Paine Webber, and then by UBS. Sharon is only one of 16 women to be named to Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors eachRead more..

Meredith Ryan-Reid

Meredith Ryan-Reid is a senior vice president in MetLife’s group benefits division leading distribution development. Responsibilities include broker strategy and relationship management, third party distribution, private exchanges, worksite strategy, and voluntary benefits delivery. Previously, she led the accident and health group and the product specialist organization. Meredith received her B.A. from the University of Richmond and M.B.A. fromRead more..