Joseph P Kennedy III and Dr John Lahey recognized among top New England Irish honorees
Boston awards ceremony will acknowledge the best and brightest Irish leaders
The situation she encountered in this mission was mind-boggling. A severe bout of altitude sickness (La Paz is 18,000 feet above sea level) made her wonder if her decision had been a mistake. The situation of material poverty in which people were living was just unbelievable. But the friendliness and goodness of the people made everything else seem insignificant. Her ten years of living and working there were a very enriching part of part of Sister’s life, as were a further five years working with the people of Piura, Peru.
In retrospect, all of this may have been a remote preparation for the ministry of working at the Irish Pastoral Centre. Now in her eighth year, she has experienced the growth and expansion of the centre due to the commitment of a dedicated staff and a supportive board. This could only have been done through the generosity and loyalty of benefactors and friends. The Irish Pastoral Centre truly is “a parish without boundaries.”
Leader in Business
David Greaney, Synergy Investments
David Greaney is the founder and president of Synergy Investments. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company. David also oversees the acquisition, equity and investment partnerships. In 2011, the Boston Business Journal wrote, “David Germany has risen from humble roots to build one of the most respected real estate startups in Greater Boston.”
He is a graduate of University College Dublin and a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts. He has previously held positions in the investment management groups of Harvard University and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
David is active in the Irish-American business community and has received the Entrepreneurial Award from the Irish Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he has been recognized in Irish America Magazine’s “Business 100” and named one of Business & Finance Magazine’s “Most Influential US-Irish Business Leaders.” In 2011, he received the Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award.
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.