Business 100 – 2010 – Irish America Irish America Magazine Sat, 20 Jul 2019 03:40:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 82361074 John P. Tynan Sat, 01 Jan 2011 13:40:57 +0000 Read more..]]> John P. Tynan is the president and founder of TynanGroup, Inc., a Santa Barbara-based holding company for multiple business ventures. These include Medbridge Development Inc., Tg Hospitality, AnchorPoint and numerous real estate partnerships.
Prior to founding TynanGroup in 1991, he spent nearly a decade managing the construction of luxury resort and hotel projects for Hyatt Development Corporation as Vice President of Planning and Construction.

John holds a BS in civil engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA in finance from DePaul University. He currently serves on the University of Notre Dame’s Ireland Advisory Council.

John is a third-generation Irish American with roots in Clare, Mayo and Cork. He says that his Irish heritage “links me to my family and the past while at the same time giving meaning to the present and future by inspiring me to help people who struggle.”
John is married with two children.

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Anne Sweeney Sat, 01 Jan 2011 13:36:55 +0000 Read more..]]> As co-chairman of Media Networks, The Walt Disney Co., and president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, Anne Sweeney has risen through the ranks of television and was named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune and one of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes. Anne is a recipient of the Cable Television Public Affairs Association’s President’s Award, the Golden Mike Award for Outstanding Contributions to Broadcasting by the Broadcasters Foundation of America, and the Matrix Award for television from New York Women in Communications, Inc.

Anne, who earned a BA from the College of New Rochelle and an EdM from Harvard, traces her roots to Meath, Kerry and Mayo.

Anne was elected director of the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2001. In 2007, she was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame, and also received the Committee of 200’s Luminary Award.  Anne and her husband, Phillip Miller, live with their two children in Los Angeles.

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Ted Sullivan Sat, 01 Jan 2011 13:35:09 +0000 Read more..]]> Ted M. Sullivan serves as the client relationship executive at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP within the entertainment, media and communications practice. With more than 18 years experience focusing on strategy and operational consulting, he is responsible for servicing Fortune 500 multinational clients within the industry.

Ted traces his mother’s ancestors to Co. Tyrone, and his father’s to Co. Cork. He is a founding member of the Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society and has served as the Georgia president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.  He has served twice as parade chairman of the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade and was the parade’s honorary Grand Marshal in 2005. Ted visits Ireland every year to reconnect with friends in Navan, Cork, and the North of Ireland, where he has participated in various political forums. He holds a BS in finance from Troy State University. He and his wife Sara reside in Atlanta with their daughter Mary Lois.

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Brian Stack Sat, 01 Jan 2011 13:34:04 +0000 Read more..]]> Brian W. Stack is managing director of CIE Tours International, one of the largest producers of tourists to Ireland, Scotland, and many other areas of Europe.

Prior to joining CIE Tours International, Brian worked with Aer Lingus, The Irish Tourist Board, and Ocean Reef Club in Florida.
Brian has served as chairman of the United States Tour Operators Association, was president of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives, was a board member of the Irish American Cultural Institute and is currently vice president of the Ireland-U.S. Council for Commerce and Industry. His awards include “Man of the Year” from the Incentive Travel Industry and “International Executive of the Year” by the World Congress on Marketing and Incentive Travel.

A resident of Rye, New York, Brian is married to Anne-Marie and has two grown children. He is a Dublin native.

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Margaret Smyth Sat, 01 Jan 2011 13:33:40 +0000 Read more..]]> Margaret Smyth is vice president, finance and CFO at Hamilton Sundstrand. Prior to her current position, Peggy was VP and controller for United Technologies Corp. Previously, she served as vice president and CAO of 3M and as a senior partner at Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Andersen.

She earned her master’s degree in accounting from NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business and her undergraduate degree in economics from Fordham, graduating summa cum laude from both. She is an alumna of the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellows Program.

Peggy is a director for Concern Worldwide and Fordham University and a member of the International Accounting Standards Board Interpretations Committee, Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network and Business Executives for National Security. She is on the Board of Directors of Mutual of America Investment Corporation.

Peggy, who resides in West Hartford, Conn., with her husband and two sons, has a second home in Co. Roscommon, Ireland and maintains dual citizenship.

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Tim Sheehan Sat, 01 Jan 2011 13:32:41 +0000 Read more..]]> As chief administrative officer for Best Buy Co., Inc., Tim Sheehan oversees the operations team that supports the portfolio of Best Buy stores around the world.

Tim started with Best Buy in 1985 as a part-time sales associate when the company operated just a handful of stores. He spent time as a store general manager, led a team of stores as the district manager and eventually became a regional manager. Tim was then recruited to help develop a retail support function at the corporate office. He began his work at Best Buy’s corporate headquarters as operations director and has held a multitude of positions in retail operations, consumer relations and store support. Prior to hic current position, Tim served as senior vice president, customer experience creation, and then executive vice president of Enterprise Retail Operations.

A native of Minneapolis, Tim has a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Kenneth Sharkey Sat, 01 Jan 2011 13:31:42 +0000 Read more..]]> Ken Sharkey is the U.S. leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ entertainment media and communications practice. He joined the firm in 1985 and was admitted to the partnership in 1996. He spent three years in the firm’s National Accounting & SEC office. Ken was also seconded to the Prague, Czech Republic office for three years to develop the information & telecommunications practice in the region. While there, he was a member of the Czech Republic chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Ken is an honorary board member of the New Jersey Technology Council and a member of the Morris Business Cabinet.  He is on the boards of both NJN and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida Societies of CPAs, and the American Institute of CPAs. He serves as partner advocate on the firm’s African & Latin American diversity committee. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Ken attended the University of Delaware. He is a third-generation Irish American with roots in Cork. Ken and his wife Kathleen have a daughter, Elizabeth.

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William Ryan Sat, 01 Jan 2011 13:30:50 +0000 Read more..]]> William J. Ryan is retired as chairman of the board of TD Bank, N.A. He has served as a board member of TD Bank Financial Group, group head, U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, vice chair of TD Bank Financial Group, and president and CEO of TD Banknorth Inc. He oversaw the growth of the bank from a $2 billion regional bank to a $45 billion U.S. franchise, as a result of 29 bank acquisitions. In 2005, TD was recognized by Forbes as the best-managed bank in America.

William is a director of WellPoint, Inc. and Unum, serves as a trustee of the Libra Foundation and is Chairman of the U.S. Biathlon Foundation.  He is  on the Board of Advisors at the University of New England, Emeriti Trustee of Colby College.

William is a graduate of St. Francis College in New York and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.
He and his wife, Peg, have four children and make their homes in Marco Island, Florida and Falmouth, Maine. He is a second-generation Irish American.

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Timothy Ryan Sat, 01 Jan 2011 13:29:51 +0000 Read more..]]> Tim Ryan is the leader of PwC’s Assurance Practice, with full responsibility for all aspects of PwC’s Assurance business.  Tim has over 20 years of experience serving clients in the financial services industry in the U.S. and internationally.

Prior to his current role, Tim led PwC’s U.S. Financial Services practice and has also led PwC’s Consumer Finance Group. He has been published or quoted in numerous publications and is a frequent contributor to industry events. Tim has served on the U.S. Board of Partners and Principals and the Board’s Admissions Committee, the Management Evaluation and Compensation Committee, and the Clients Committee.  Tim has also served on the firm’s Global Board of Directors.

Tim is a CPA in Massachusetts and New York and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He graduated from Babson College where he studied accounting and communications. A Boston native, he joined PwC after graduation and currently resides in the area with his wife and six children.

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Brian Ruane Sat, 01 Jan 2011 13:28:35 +0000 Read more..]]> Brian Ruane became CEO of BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services in 2009. He was formerly head of Global Client Management North America, and before that was global head of Financial Institutions. Brian is a member of The Board of Directors and Risk Committee of Pershing LLC, the Global Operating Committee of BNY Mellon, and BNY Mellon’s Sovereign Wealth Advisory Committee. In 2003, he was co-opted onto The Federal Reserve Bank of NY’s Working Committee on The Future of The U.S. Government Securities Markets. He is a member of The Advisory Board of The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business in Dublin and The Frank G. Zarb School of Business.

Brian graduated from The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and earned his MBA in international banking and finance from The Zarb School of Business.

Brian’s father is from Crossmolina, Co. Mayo and his mother from Drumhaldry, Co. Longford. Brian and his wife Anna Lynch, who is from Dublin, live in New York with their four children.

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