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IBO 2020 Executive Board

 President: John Lee
 First Vice President: James Frawley
 Second Vice President: Maralyn Dolan
 Secretary: Anne Marie O'Dea
 Treasurer: Steve Jugan
 Membership Officer: Tami Ellen McLaughlin
 Communications Officer: Bridget O'Brien



John Lee 
Goodman Media International

John Lee is a public relations professional serving as Executive Director for Goodman Media International. Previously he was with TallGrass Public Relations where he produced the CBS podcast "All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett" and earlier ran his own PR consultancy, John Lee MEDIA. He also enjoyed a long run at the New York Racing Association, where he served as Director of Communications & Media Relations for America’s premier thoroughbred racing circuit.

John previously served as Communications Officer and First Vice President of the IBO Executive Board and as Chair of the IBO Board of Advisors. He was a long-time board member of the Irish American Writers & Artists and has been active in the New York New Belfast Conference and Ireland Day at the New York Stock Exchange.

Follow John on Twitter: @johnleemedia

First Vice President
James Frawley

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Second Vice President

Maralyn Dolan


Steve Jugan

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Anne Marie O'Dea

Anne Marie has been a member with the Irish Business Organization for a number of years. She attended Marymount Manhattan College earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. For the past thirteen years she was employed with Home Box Office, Inc. working as an Assistant in the Accounts Payable department. As of August 2015, she is an Accounts Receivable Clerk with Jacmel Jewelry Inc.

Both of Anne Marie's parents come from Ireland. Her mother is from County Donegal and father from County Clare.

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Membership Officer

Tami Ellen McLaughlin

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Follow Tami Ellen on Twitter: @auntytem

Tami Ellen is a marketing communications professional with extensive experience in financial services marketing and a passion for not-for-profit media and organizational support. She has worked as a marketing and communications manager at Prudential, NASDAQ-Amex, and PaineWebber (now UBS), and serves as a volunteer and consultant for special events at Irish Arts Center, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and Sober St. Patrick’s Day. 

Throughout her career she has prided herself on creating meaningful marketing and thought leadership partnerships. To better understand the changing not-for-profit landscape and sharpen her business and social media skills, she has completed corporate social responsibility and fundraising coursework at NYU School of Professional Studies and attended social media workshops with Sree Sreenivasan at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.  

During this time, Tami Ellen also met many individuals in career transition and saw an opportunity for a purpose-driven networking program for women like herself - entrepreneurial-minded and seeking to connect and collaborate. She was drawn to the Irish Business Organization of New York (IBO-NY) with its active meeting schedule geared toward networking and became a member in 2017. She realized the IBO-NY was a great organization to approach about a women’s networking lunch program to complement the IBO’s existing monthly evening and breakfast meetings and enhance the IBO member experience. Her proposal was approved, a committee formed, and a new networking program was launched in 2018. 

The IBO Women’s Networking program has built a solid reputation for facilitating an inspiring forum for women to build relationships and share business asks and offers in a supportive, positive, and fun environment, and has seen new and renewed IBO memberships tied to the program.

Tami Ellen started her career as a newspaper reporter for Trader Publications covering local news in Putnam and Westchester counties. She has a B.A.s in English and Economics from University at Albany and a master’s degree in Organizational Communications and Public Relations from Iona College in New Rochelle. 

Tami Ellen’s grandfather Arthur McLaughlin was born in Belfast. Her first visit to Ireland was as a wee grade school student with her Irish American grandmother Mae McLaughlin. In June 2017, Tami Ellen met former Sinn Féin politician and Lord Mayor of Belfast Máirtín Ó Muilleoir at his New York - New Belfast conference. She was invited to attend the Belfast International Homecoming that October. She was thrilled to travel “Back to Belfast,” and stay at the newly opened Titanic Hotel, and represent the IBO as a boardroom panelist on “Coming Home: Building Partnerships with our 70 Million Strong Global Family.”

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Communications Officer
Bridget O'Brien

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Follow Bridget on Twitter: @BridgetOBrienPR


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