Katherine Irwin Thomas

Katherine Irwin Thomas is the founder and chairperson of The Irish Arts Foundation of Atlanta and The Atlanta Irish Music School. The Irish Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes concerts, ceili dances, and workshops with professional Irish musicians from America and Ireland. The Atlanta Irish Music School offers classes in Irish fiddle, flute, bodhran, whistle, uilleann...


Jack Ryan

John E. (Jack) Ryan received a phone call from Bill Isaacs early this year, with whom he worked when Bill was Chairman of the FDIC, asking Jack if he would be interested in joining a new private equity venture. Jack was intrigued by this opportunity to provide needed capital to the banking industry and he continues in this venture today. Jack has enjoyed a long successful career in finance. He...


Michael E. Nolan

Michael E. Nolan serves as Chairman and President, Fifth District Savings Bank, New Orleans, LA, a federal mutual savings association founded in 1926. His career in banking began in 1976 when he was elected to Fifth District’s Board of Directors. In 1982 he was elected Vice President and served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel until his election in 1992 as President. In 2002, he was...


Ciaran Morris

Born in Dublin, Ciaran Morris is a Director of Client Relationship Management in the Atlanta office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He joined PwC in July of this year following a distinguished 20 year career with IDA Ireland, the Irish government’s international economic development agency. Founded in 1969, IDA is one of the longest established and most successful development organizations in the...

Maeve Mc Phail

Maeve McPhail

For the past six years, Maeve McPhail, a native of Drogheda, County Louth, has worked as the southeast region district sales manager for JCB North America, the third largest construction equipment manufacturer in the world. Based in Savannah, Georgia, she is responsible for seven dealerships, from North Carolina to southern Georgia, assisting in driving JCB sales and market share. “I am proud...