Gibbons, who has served as a vice president of the Council, will commence a two-year term at the end of the year.
“It is a great honor for me to have been nominated as president of the Council,” Gibbons said. “The organization has seen outstanding success under Mike Roarty’s leadership. As president of the Council, he has encouraged initiatives and activities aimed at the development of closer economic, business and commercial links between Ireland and America. Membership support in the Council has sustained strong growth throughout his tenure, a viable and active Ireland Chapter was established during his presidency and the Council’s range of program initiatives was significantly expanded under his enthusiastic guidance.”
The Ireland-U.S. Council was founded in 1963 by American and Irish business leaders. Its principal objective is to encourage the development of closer business links between America and Ireland, North and South. The Council operates a variety of scholarship and internship programs, undertakes various publishing initiatives in national business media in the United States. It also stages seminars and hosts frequent events in Ireland and the U.S. aimed at building the economic relationships between the two countries and at developing communications and dialogue between business and political leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.
Gibbons, a native New Yorker, has been with cosmetics giant Est