Leadership Matters

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to host our traditional Ambassador’s Awards Luncheon next February. However, we are pleased to announce our two-part Leadership Matters program, presented by TeleflexNeumann University, and Dailey LLP.



On Friday the 26th of February, we will host virtually a live Global CEO Roundtable in conjunction with the Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, His Excellency Daniel Mulhall. Our panel members include:

• Madeline Bell, President & Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Ambassador’s Award Recipient – 2013)
• Liam Kelly, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Teleflex (Ambassador’s Award Recipient – 2019)
•  Joan O’Shaughnessy, Chair, Tourism Ireland (Joan accepted our 2011 Ambassador’s Award on behalf of Aramark)
• Our moderator will be Danny McCoy, Chief Executive Officer, Ibec, Ireland’s largest lobby and business representative group

Beginning March 1st through the 17th, we will launch our Leadership Matters Conversation Series featuring Ambassador’s Awards honorees:

Ambassador Award 
Emergent BioSolutions (acquired Adapt Pharma), 2019: Eric Karas, Vice President and General Manager, US Commercial
Beneficial Bank (now WSFS Bank), 2017: Gerry Cuddy, (former) President & Chief Executive Officer
Almac Group, 2016:  Valerie Higgins, President & Managing Director, Almac Clinical Technologies; and Mark Rohlfing, Vice President of Operations, Almac Clinical Services
ICON Clinical Research, 2009: Steve Cutler, Chief Executive Officer

Taoiseach Award 
Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD., Villanova University, 2020
Jerry Maginnis, Accounting Executive in Residence, Rowan University; Managing Partner (retired), KPMG, 2018
Eileen McDonnell, Chair & Chief Executive Officer, Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, 2017
Daniel Hilferty, CEO (retired), 
 Independence Blue Cross, 2012

Uachtarán Award 
Connelly Foundation, 2020: Thomas Riley, President
Travis Manion Foundation, 2019: Ryan Manion, President
Sister Marguerite O’Beirne, OSF, 2013, Vice President for Mission & Ministry, Neumann University

Individual tickets are available, as well as sponsorship opportunities.

Click HERE to register for our virtual Global CEO Roundtable

Contact Alanna Barry McCloskey at abarry@iabcn.org or call/text/Whats App 215.772.3101

Thank you to our Presenting Partners:


Ambassador Club Members