Business Awards in Philadelphia
By Maggie Holland, Editorial Assistant
March / April 2019
Irish Ambassador to the United States Daniel Mulhall presented the Irish American Business Chamber & Network Awards at a luncheon on Friday, March 1, at the Union League of Philadelphia. Over 600 people were present.
The Ambassador Award, given each year to a member company that has helped carry out the chamber’s mission of strengthening business and educational ties between the U.S. and Ireland, went to Teleflex, Inc., a global provider of medical technology products. Teleflex CEO Liam Kelly was present to accept the award.
The Taoiseach, or “Chieftain,” Award recognizes individuals of Irish descent who have demonstrated leadership and compassion. This year the award went to Daniel J. Keating, III, Executive Vice President of Gilbane Building Company, and Sarah P. Keating, Esq., the principal owner and CEO of Keating Environmental Management.
The Uachtarán, or “President’s,” Award honors the tradition of the office of Ireland’s president in building cultural and economic alliances. This year’s recipient was the Travis Manion Foundation. Travis Manion was killed by an enemy sniper in 2007 while he was saving his wounded fellow marines. TMF’s vision is to create a nation of purpose-driven individuals and thriving communities that is built on character. ♦