Co Chair Mike McCurry, President Public Strategies Washington Inc and Director Flax Trust/America,Sr. Mary Turley Director Flax Trust,Bret Baier, Anchor ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ FOX NEWS CHANNEL, Hon. Bruce Morrison, MORRISON PUBLIC AFFAIRS GROUP, Fr. Myles Kavanagh, Founder and Chairman Flax Trust,Co Chair Jim Boland, President Boland, Chair Flax Trust/America and John Feehery, President Quinn Gillespie Communications, Director of QGA Government Affairs & Director Flax Trust/America.
The 23rd Annual Flax Trust Washington DC Event took place on Tuesday November 26th in the Rooftop Terrace at the Hay Adams, just across from the White House. Honoring Bret Baier, Anchor ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ FOX NEWS CHANNEL and Bruce Morrison, MORRISON PUBLIC AFFAIRS GROUP. Co Chairpersons were James Boland, President Boland, Chair Flax Trust/America and Mike McCurry, President Public Strategies Washington Inc and Director Flax Trust/America.
The Co Chairs paid tribute and toasted the passing of four of our long time Board Members. Hon.Tom Foley and Dr. George Moore/DC, Sir George Quigley/Belfast and Dan O’Callaghan/Dublin, all contributed a great deal to the work of the Flax Trust. Their wisdom and friendship is greatly missed.
Business – Fr. Myles Kavanagh, Founder and Chairman Flax Trust gave an historic overview and 3 Directors of Flax Trust/America gave brief Reports – 1. Finance – John Hanley, Director Debit Investment National Real Estate Advisors, 2. Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) – Mike O’Neill, Esq. K & L Gates. 3. School for Social Enterprises in Ireland (SSEI) – Jeff Finkle, President &CEO International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
John Feehery, President Quinn Gillespie Communications, Director of QGA Government Affairs & Director Flax Trust/America introduced Honoree, Bret Baier and Mike McCurry introduced Bruce Morrison. Sr. Mary Turley Director Flax Trust presented Awards.
Union leaders and representatives, business and Government were well represented.
Following Awards, Irish Ambassador to Washington DC Anne Anderson, Norman Houston, Director NI Bureau North America, Susannah Goshko representing the British Embassy and Noel Thompson BBC all gave invaluable input. Pattie Cunningham, United made the presentation to winner of round trip to Ireland courtesy of United.