Irish contributions to American history received a special recognition this week. The 150th anniversary of connecting the First Transcontinental Railroad was commemorated in a two-day celebration in Utah May 9 and 10 at Promontory Point, the state landmark where the Golden Spike connecting the track’s east and west branches was struck on May 10, 1869.Read more..
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Irish fintech company Fexco is creating 175 jobs over the next three years at its headquarters in Killorglin, County Kerry. The jobs will be in the areas of information, communication technology, software development, and sales as part of the payment firm’s expansion strategy. The 175 new jobs will add to the existing staff of 2,300Read more..
Dr. Stephen E. Cross is the executive vice president for research of the Georgia Institute of Technology, one of America’s top research universities, which occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta and also has a base in Ireland. Georgia Tech Ireland was officially opened in 2006 at the IDA Business and Technology Park,Read more..
The Henry Ford Museum Unveils a New Exhibit This Saturday, Bill Ford Jr., Irish America’s 2011 Business 100 Keynote Speaker, was joined by an excited and distinguished crowd, including Michigan Governor Rick Snyder at The Henry Ford Museum to unveil a new exhibit: “Driving America.” The exhibit chronicles not just technological and aesthetic advances inRead more..
The 26th annual Business 100 luncheon, which took place on December 15th at the Metropolitan Club in New York City, drew many of America’s top corporate leaders. Highlights included the presentation to Jim Quinn, president of Tiffany & Co., of the Irish Spirit Award, the keynote address by William C. Ford, Jr., executive chairman ofRead more..
With over 20 years of experience in the technology and financial services industries, Michael Walsh is president and chief executive officer of Visa’s CyberSource Corporation. Michael joined CyberSource in 1998, prior to Visa’s acquisition of the company. He took over North American sales in 2000, and in 2004 was named senior vice president of GlobalRead more..
Susan Kelliher Ungaro was appointed President of the James Beard Foundation in April 2006. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ungaro was editor-in-chief of Family Circle magazine for 12 years and celebrated her 25th anniversary at the publication in 2001. During her tenure at Family Circle, the magazine received numerous awards, including the National Magazine AwardRead 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 ofRead more..
Timothy Sullivan is president and chief executive officer of Ancestry.com and has served as a director since September 2005. Prior to joining Ancestry.com, Tim was chief operating officer and then president and CEO of Match.com from January 2001 to September 2004. He previously served as vice president of E-commerce for Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, Inc. and heldRead 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 theRead more..