Aisling Events Director – Connla McCann is a fluent Irish speaker with an MSc in Business and IT from Dublin City University and a BA Hons in Celtic Studies, from Ulster University. She began her in career in event management in 2005 and specializes in awards ceremonies and conferences in Ireland and the United Sates. She is the current CEO of Irish Echo in New York as well as an active member of the Irish language, education and cultural spheres in the north of Ireland. She is a governor of the board of the Irish language school, Bunscoil Phobal Feirste and chair of the board of Brassneck Theatre Company.
Aisling Events Director – Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is also publisher of the Belfast Media Group in the north of Ireland and the Irish Echo in the US.
A former Finance Minister in the North of Ireland Executive, a Mayor of Belfast, and Sinn Féin MLA for South Belfast, Máirtín began his political career as a councillor in Belfast City Hall in the late ’80s, a period which he chronicled in his book, The Dome of Delight. An Irish speaker, he has also written several books in the Irish language and is the founder of the film company, Bóthar Ard. A fervent supporter of the arts, he sits on the board of the Arts Council in the north of Ireland. A graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, some of his other accolades include the Tolerntia Laureate Award for support of the LGBTQ+ community; Community Relations Council Award for Civic Leadership; the PRIDE Festival Award for Best Political Contribution to the LGBT Community, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians of America JFK Medal. He has also been named as a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International for “the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples” and has been awarded with an honorary doctorate by the University of Quinnipiac in Connecticut
Amy Dickinson is Events Coordinator with Aisling Events, a position she took up in 2018. She holds a BA Hons degree in Liberal Arts with Business Studies, gained at St Mary’s University, Belfast. She is a specialist in digital communications and events management including technology and business conferences, sporting events and awards ceremonies, which she has managed for corporations and communities on both sides of the Atlantic.