Irish America’s
2018 Business 100

By Irish America Staff

Irish America magazine is delighted to announce that Eileen McDonnell, Chairman and CEO of Penn Mutual will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Business 100.  

Please join us on December 12th at the New York Metropolitan Club, to celebrate Eileen and the  2018 Business 100 honorees for the 33rd annual awards luncheon. 

For tickets and information click here.

To nominate a candidate to our list, please. email

About our Keynote: Eileen McDonnell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. She is a graduate of Molloy College and went on to complete her M.B.A. in finance and investments at Adelphi University. She received an honorary doctorate from Molloy College in 2011. In 2017, Eileen was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the greater Philadelphia region.

Eileen is a native New Yorker and is a second-generation Irish American with ancestry from counties Clare, Leitrim, Mayo, and Sligo. She takes inspiration from her grandparents, whose courage and optimism embodied the spirit of the Irish she’s proud to have inherited.

Eileen belongs to a number of organizations, including the Irish American Business Chamber and Network. She has also been honored as one of Crain’s New York Business 40 under 40. Eileen has also been awarded the honor of being inducted into the Business Excellence Institute Hall of Fame in Dublin.

To see complete coverage of last year’s 2017 awards and Keynote Speaker Bill McDermott CEO of SAP, please click here. ♦


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