Posts Tagged ‘Irish America Hall of Fame’

A Man of the People:
Thomas J. Moran

The news of Tom Moran’s death just after midnight on Sunday, August 12, hit hard.  He is a great loss to the Irish, and larger community, where he was a giant supporter of everything – from arts and education, and peace in Northern Ireland – to bringing relief to troubled spots in around the globe. Tom, whoRead more..

Kelli O’Hara

One of Broadway’s great leading ladies, Tony award-winner Kelli O’Hara has had a dazzling career on the stage and screen, appearing in some of America’s most revered musicals and plays. She made her Broadway debut in 2000 in a revival of Jekyll & Hyde. Her first of six Tony nominations was for her appearance inRead more..

Dennis P. Long

Dennis P. Long’s professional career began humbly as an office boy at Anheuser-Busch in 1953. But it was the start of a lifelong commitment to the company that would eventually see him rise to president and chief operating officer at the age of 41. In 1986, under his leadership, Anheuser-Busch became a sponsor of theRead more..

Jerry Brown

California Governor Jerry Brown is an icon among U.S. politicians. Known for his progressive ideals and dedication to the people and well-being of his state, he is the longest-serving governor in California history. First elected in 1974 and again in 1978 and 2010, in the 1970s, Brown enacted the first Agricultural Labor Relations Act inRead more..

John O. Brennan

John Owen Brennan served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama from March 2013 through January 2017, a position that capped off a 29-year career with the CIA that began in 1980 in the agency’s main analytic arm, the Directorate of Analysis. Brennan’s tenure with the CIA also included stintsRead more..

Hall of Fame:
Kelli O’Hara

The glorious The King and I overture reaches a crescendo, filling Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont theater with some of the greatest music ever written for the theater played by world-class musicians. Then, a giant sailing ship moves across the stage into the audience. Gasps. And yet it’s when, in the words of New York Times critic BenRead more..

Hall of Fame:
John O. Brennan

John Owen Brennan’s 29-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency was spectacular. He was director of the agency from March 2013 to January 2017 and prior to that, his career included stints as intelligence briefer for President Bill Clinton, top deputy to CIA director George Tenet, director of the National Counterterrorism Center during George W. Bush’s presidency, andRead more..

Hall of Fame:
Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown – who has spent more time than anyone else in the California governor’s office – has been well served by his Irish Catholic roots. Brown’s great-grandfather, Joseph, came to    the U.S. from County Tipperary during Ireland’s Great Hunger, in 1849. In Massachusetts, he met his future wife, Bridget Burke, herself an Irish immigrantRead more..

Hall of Fame:
Dennis P. Long

When Irish America first interviewed Dennis Long, in January 1986, he was part of a new generation of Irish American corporate leaders. “Irish Americans are really only now reaching the top levels of business, law, finance and politics,” he told publisher Niall O’Dowd. “We’re the third generation and we’ve paid our dues. It’s now timeRead more..

First Word:
The Ship of Hope

“The real members of the Hall of Fame are the parents and grandparents and great-grandparents who had the courage to come here.” – Donald Keough, the former president of Coca-Cola, and our first inductee into the Irish America Hall of Fame in 2010 It’s been a few years now but, the memory doesn’t go away.Read more..