Aine Sheridan, a native of Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, emigrated to New York in 1984 where she became executive vice president of Tintawn Carpets USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Irish Ropes in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, traveling and overseeing the U.S. and Canadian operations. She was then recruited by Enterprise Ireland to carry out market research.
In 1991, Sheridan joined Irish Radio Network USA as executive vice president where she expanded the Adrian Flannelly Show by initiating international broadcast links with numerous stations in Ireland and the U.S., while establishing www.irishradio.com website as the premier Irish American news and entertainment audio channel for listeners worldwide.
As president of Madison Avenue-based PR company Flannelly Promotions Ltd., Sheridan has coordinated numerous political campaigns including "Irish for" New York Governor George Pataki, New York City Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg and, more recently, the 2008 Irish American Presidential Forum with candidate Hillary Clinton.
She serves on the board of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center and her cherished award is Woman of the Year from the Longford Social Club of New York.
Sheridan attended Goff Street Business Academy in Roscommon and earned a diploma in business administration with honors. Sheridan's hobbies include golf, travel and reading.
"Only in the U.S. can our Irish culture and traditions be fostered with an unmatched sense of pride," Sheridan feels.
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