The top Irish-American and Irish-born leaders of the business world will be celebrated in New York on Thursday, December 5, at the annual Irish America magazine Business 100 awards luncheon, the premier networking event for the Irish in corporate America. Michael J. Dowling will deliver the 2013 Keynote Address.
Michael Dowling
is president and chief executive officer of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, which delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education, highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. North Shore-LIJ is the largest integrated healthcare system in New York State and is also one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems with $6.7 billion in annual revenue. The health system also has its own license to sell commercial health insurance to individuals, families and employers.

Now in its 28th year, the Business 100 issue honors the extraordinary achievements of the Irish in corporate America. This year's list includes such leaders in advertising as Leeann Leahy, President and Greg Smith, Chief Creative Officer of The Via Agency; Lisa Donohue and Pat O’Connor, CEO and CFO at Starcom USA, respectively; as well as a selection of young leaders in technology like Paul Adams, Head of Product Design at Intercom; Katie Finnegan, Co-Founder of Hukkster; Dennis Crowley, Co-Founder of Foursquare; Ellen Murphy, Vice President of Operations at Virtual Instruments; and Trevor Madigan, Founder of The Vision Lab.

President of Univision Communications, Kevin Conroy; President of Relativity Media Tucker Tooley; President of Domestic Marketing and Distribution of Paramount Pictures, Megan Colligan are among the honorees representing the Irish in media. The extraordinary success and leadership of Jo Ann Ross, President of TV Network Sales at CBS; Dermot O’Brien, Chief Human Resources Officer at ADP; Denise Morrison, President and CEO of Campbell's Soup Company; Ellen Kullman, President & Chair of the Board at DuPont; and Brian Kelley, CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc are also recognized in this diverse list covering a vast range of industries.