Susan Ungaro

Susan Ungaro is president of the James Beard Foundation, the leading culinary organization in the U.S. Since taking on the role in 2006, Ungaro has overseen significant growth in global awareness of the Foundation, expanded the number of educational and thought-leadership initiatives, and increased the organization’s culinary scholarship program, which this year will award $750,000 in...

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Pauline Ann Turley

Pauline Ann Turley is the vice chair of the Irish Arts Center, New York. She holds a B.A. in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin. Pauline recalls how she moved to New York right out of college at age 23, knowing no-one, and started as an intern at the Irish Arts Center. “Being Irish, and on my own, people could not have been nicer to me, and I made life-long friendships...

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Anne Sweeney

Anne Sweeney is former co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, having left her post earlier this year to pursue a career in television directing. A leading industry figure, she was named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune and one of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes. Anne is a recipient of the Cable Television...

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Regina Sullivan

Regina Sullivan is the head of Shared Services at Fidelity International, a position she has held since 2013. She obtained her B.A. from Boston College, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and a risk management certificate from the Wharton Executive Education Program. Regina notes that in 2015 Fidelity International, which has operated in Ireland since 2000, “announced the creation of a...

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Megan Smolenyak

Megan Smolenyak is a real life history detective who loves to solve mysteries. You might have spotted Megan or her handiwork on Top Chef, Who Do You Think You Are?, Finding Your Roots, Faces of America, Good Morning America, the Today Show, The Early Show, CNN, PBS and NPR. Her news-making discoveries include uncovering Michelle Obama’s family tree, revealing the true story of Annie...

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