Irish America’s Business
100 Award Ceremony

New York City firefighters Billy Collins of Ladder 147, Mike Ruddick of Engine 22, and Kenny Colllins of Engine 216. Kenny and Billy are brothers.

By Irish America Staff
February / March 2002

A reception to honor the Irish in Corporate America took place over cocktails and lunch on Tuesday, November 20 at the Yale Club inManhattan. The “Business 100” awards ceremony, hosted by Irish America magazine, was attended by many of the top 100 Irish-American business people. The Keynote speaker was Tom Coughlin, President of Walmart Stores Inc., the largest retailer in the world, with a a revenue of $193 billion Included on this year’s list, among many notables were William Clay Ford, chairman Ford Motor Co., Anne Mulcahy, President and COO, Xerox Corporation, Jack Welch, CEO, GE (retired) and James Quinn, Vice Chairman, Tiffany and Company. The Business 100 nominees each of whom featured in the December/January issue of Irish America, received a Galway Crystal Harp.

Susan Kelliher Ungaro, editor-in-chief Family Circle, Patricia Harty Irish America editor and Susan’s parents Mary and Thomas Kelliher.

Special tribute was paid to those who lost their lives on September 11.

The Business 100 awards were sponsored by the Jefferson Smurfit Group. ♦

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