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IBO 2019 Executive Board

 President: Nicholas Malito
 First Vice President: Shelley Ann Quilty-Lake
 Second Vice President: John Lee
 Secretary: Anne Marie O'Dea
 Treasurer: James Frawley
 Membership Officer: Joseph Cieplinski
 Communications Officer: Bridget O'Brien

Nicholas Malito
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Nick is Counsel at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.  He primarily represents national and regional clients in commercial leasing and retail property development, from the inception of lease negotiations to retail store launch.  Nick also represents clients in matters in federal and state courts, administrative hearings, and arbitration proceedings.  His broad civil litigation experience includes prosecuting and defending appeals, business torts, intellectual property disputes, claims for breach of contract, real estate disputes, bankruptcy avoidance actions, and claims for employment discrimination.  Nick is a recipient of the Belfast Ambassador Medal (2018), he was named to the Irish Rising Stars list by the Irish Legal 100 (2017), and also named to the Irish Top 40 Under 40 (2016) and received the Irish-American Small Business Excellence Award (2014).  He recently joined the Advisory Board for the Bronx Irish American History Project at Fordham University.  Nick received his B.A. from Fordham University and his J.D. and LL.M. from St. John’s University School of Law.


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Follow Nick on Twitter: @nicholas_malito

First Vice President
Shelley Ann Quilty-Lake

Meenan & Associates LLC

Shelley Ann is a native of County Wexford. She is an associate at the female-led, boutique law firm of Meenan & Associates LLC, where her practice areas include helping small business clients, particularly entrepreneurs and startups, by providing advice and guidance on business formation and ensuring their interests are protected and defended.  She also has extensive civil litigation experience representing employees with work place issues. Shelley Ann was named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in late 2016 for representing Plaintiffs in Employment Litigation after being nominated by her peers. Shelley Ann also guides clients regarding their estate planning needs, preparing wills and trusts tailored to their wishes, and advocates for individuals in probate and estate litigation matters.

Shelley Ann’s work ethic is driven by her personal responsiveness to the needs of her clients, determined advocacy to protect their interests, and attentiveness to detail.  She also currently serves as on the Board of Directors of the Irish American Bar Association of New York.


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Follow Shelley Ann on Twitter: @ShellQL

Second Vice President

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.

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Follow John on Twitter: @johnleemedia

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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James Frawley

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Membership Officer
Joseph Cieplinski

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Communications Officer
Bridget O'Brien

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Follow Bridget on Twitter: @BridgetOBrienPR


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