Posts Tagged ‘Hall of Fame’

A Visit to the Hall of Fame

Kevin M. White, Duke University’s vice president and director of athletics, who was inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame in 2017, paid a visit to the Hall of Fame in New Ross, Co. Wexford, in October. He described the visit as “an amazing, actually spectacular, experience.” ♦

Kelli O’Hara

One of Broadway’s great leading ladies, Tony award-winner Kelli O’Hara has had a dazzling career on the stage and screen, appearing in some of America’s most revered musicals and plays. She made her Broadway debut in 2000 in a revival of Jekyll & Hyde. Her first of six Tony nominations was for her appearance inRead more..

Dennis P. Long

Dennis P. Long’s professional career began humbly as an office boy at Anheuser-Busch in 1953. But it was the start of a lifelong commitment to the company that would eventually see him rise to president and chief operating officer at the age of 41. In 1986, under his leadership, Anheuser-Busch became a sponsor of theRead more..

Jerry Brown

California Governor Jerry Brown is an icon among U.S. politicians. Known for his progressive ideals and dedication to the people and well-being of his state, he is the longest-serving governor in California history. First elected in 1974 and again in 1978 and 2010, in the 1970s, Brown enacted the first Agricultural Labor Relations Act inRead more..

John O. Brennan

John Owen Brennan served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama from March 2013 through January 2017, a position that capped off a 29-year career with the CIA that began in 1980 in the agency’s main analytic arm, the Directorate of Analysis. Brennan’s tenure with the CIA also included stintsRead more..

Weekly Comment: Announcing the 2018 Irish America Hall of Fame

On Friday, March 2, Irish America magazine will induct four new members to the Irish America Hall of Fame. The distinguished 2018 Hall of Fame inductees include Governor Jerry Brown of California; John O. Brennan, former director of the CIA; actress, singer and Tony Award-winner Kelli O’Hara; and Dennis P. Long, former president of Anheuser-Busch and member of the U.S. SoccerRead more..

Kevin White

Kevin White is the vice president and athletic director of Duke University in Durham, NC. Since taking over the position in 2008, Duke has won seven NCAA Championships – women’s tennis in 2009, men’s basketball in 2010 and 2015, men’s lacrosse in 2010, 2013 and 2014, and women’s golf in 2014 – and 17 ACCRead more..

Terry O’Sullivan

Terry O’Sullivan became the tenth General President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) on January 1, 2000, and is dedicated to growing his union’s membership and market share. O’Sullivan’s mantra is “organize or die.” Under his leadership, the union also has significantly expanded its efforts in, and commitment to, member activism, capitalRead more..

Sister Tesa Fitzgerald

Sister Tesa Fitzgerald is the founder and executive director of Hour Children, a nonprofit based in Queens that helps previously incarcerated mothers and their children when the women are released from jail. The nonprofit was founded in 1992 in an effort to end the cycle of intergenerational incarceration. Born and raised on Long Island, SisterRead more..

Michael Dowling

Michael Dowling is the president and CEO of Northwell Health and was Irish America’s 2015 Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 keynote speaker. He began his career as a faculty member at Fordham University as a professor and the assistant dean at the Graduate School of Social Services. In 1983, under Governor Mario Cuomo, he servedRead more..