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David is a member of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and the Real Estate Finance Association. He serves on the boards for the Downtown Crossing Business Improvement District and the Downtown North Association. He actively supports a number of other causes including the American Ireland Fund, serves as chairman of Irish Network Boston and as a board member for The Claddagh Fund, the charitable foundation of the Dropkick Murphys.
Leader in Law
Aidan F. Browne, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Aidan Browne is a partner in the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester LLP. He has been a consultant to Ireland’s largest law firm, A&L Goodbody for over 20 years. Mr. Browne has been involved in U.S. Foreign Direct Investment work with U.S. corporations as those companies enter the global markets through Ireland. He has more than 20 years of experience as a corporate and commercial real estate attorney and consultant in both Europe and the U.S.
Mr. Browne has assisted hundreds of Irish and foreign companies, including banks, investors, venture capital, service and technology companies, now located in the United States, with raising capital, business development, market development, and assistance with corporate partnerships or joint venture opportunities.
A native of Dublin and now resident in Greater Boston, Mr. Browne maintains close ties with Ireland. He is a Board Member and Executive Leadership Institute Participant for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and he is on the Board of Advisors for the Boston Irish Business Association. He is a Board Member of the Boston Irish Wolfhounds, Chairman of the Sugan and Tir Na Theatre, former Chairman of GOAL (a world humanitarian organization), Board Member of Self Help Africa, and currently serves on the Board of Haven for Haiti. He is also a member of the Gasson Society and the Parents’ Council for Boston College and is a founding member of the North American Advisory Board of The Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business at University College Dublin.
Mr. Browne received his undergraduate degree in Business from University College Dublin. He has two law degrees, having graduated from the Law School of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland and Suffolk University Law School Boston. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, International Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Bars of England and Ireland.
Leader in Irish Hospitality
John J.Somers - Somers Pubs
John J. Somers, C.E.O. Somers Companies of Boston grew up on a farm in Finuge, County Kerry. He held a passion for Gaelic Football and played with some of the great Kerry stars such as his long time friend Jimmy Deenihan.
John Joe emigrated to America at the age of 20 with dreams of success. He started his work life in America as a laborer, while perfecting his musical talents. He formed the Irish Band Mason’s Apron. While traveling the country with his band playing in pubs and clubs, he started to think about settling down and even owning his own Irish pub one day.