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Celebrating the 2013 Irish America Business 100

Irish America Business 100

December 5, 2013

The 2013 Irish America Business 100

 Featuring Keynote Speaker Michael J. Dowling, CEO of North Shore-LIJ Health System

The top Irish-American and Irish-born leaders of the business world will be celebrated in New York on Thursday, December 5th, at the annual Irish America magazine Business 100 awards luncheon, the premier networking event for the Irish in corporate America. Michael J. Dowling will deliver the 2013 Keynote Address.

Michael Dowling is president and chief executive officer of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, which delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education, highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. North Shore-LIJ is the largest integrated healthcare system in New York State and is also one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems with $6.7 billion in annual revenue. The health system also has its own license to sell commercial health insurance to individuals, families and employers.

Now in its 28th year, the Irish America Business 100 issue honors the extraordinary achievements of the Irish in corporate America. This year’s list includes such leaders in advertising as Leeann Leahy, President, and Greg Smith, Chief Creative Officer, of The Via Agency; Lisa Donohue and Pat O’Connor, CEO and CFO at Starcom USA, respectively; as well as a selection of young leaders in technology like Paul Adams, Head of Product Design at Intercom; Katie Finnegan, Co-Founder of Hukkster; Dennis Crowley, Co-Founder of Foursquare; Ellen Murphy, Vice President of Operations at Virtual Instruments; and Trevor Madigan, Founder of The Vision Lab.

President of Univision Communications, Kevin Conroy; President of Relativity Media Tucker Tooley; President of Domestic Marketing and Distribution of Paramount Pictures, Megan Colligan, are among the honorees representing the Irish in media. The extraordinary success and leadership of Jo Ann Ross, President of TV Network Sales at CBS; Dermot O’Brien, Chief Human Resources Officer at ADP; Denise Morrison, President and CEO of Campbell’s Soup Company; Ellen Kullman, President & Chair of the Board at DuPont; and Brian Kelley, CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc are also recognized in this diverse list covering a vast range of industries.

Special attendees will include former governor of New York Mario Cuomo, Irish Ambassador to the U.S. Anne Anderson, Consul General Noel Kilkenny, and beloved singer and 2013 Irish America Hall of Fame inductee Judy Collins.

Irish America extends special thanks to 2013 Business 100 sponsor, ICON plc.

And to Irish America’s annual sponsors: Guinness, Mutual of America, Coco-Cola, Quinnipiac University, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business , Tourism Ireland, ConnectIreland, CIE Tours Internationa, The American Ireland Fund, House of Waterford Crystal and 1-800-Flowers.

 About Irish America:

Irish America magazine is the leading national glossy publication of Irish interest in North America. Since its inception in October 1985, Irish America has become a powerful vehicle for expression on a range of political, economic, social and cultural themes that are of paramount importance to the Irish in the United States. It has helped re-establish the Irish ethnic identity in the U.S. (40 million according to the last U.S. census) and highlights the best political and business leaders, organizations, artists, writers and community figures among the Irish in America.

Now in print for over a quarter of a century, each bi-monthly issue of Irish America is a celebration of the growing resurgence of Irish heritage among Irish Americans here today, with an emphasis on the enormous achievements of distinguished and diverse Irish and Irish Americans such as superstar and humanitarian Bono, former president of Coca-Cola and chairman of Allen & Company Donald R. Keough, comedian Kathy Griffin, and silver screen legend Maureen O’Hara.


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