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Boston College Chief Executives Club hosts forum in Dublin

From left: Kevin O’Malley, Brendan Carr, and Warren K. Zola, Boston College Chief Executives Club executive director.Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Approximately 400 people attended the inaugural Boston College Chief Executives Club Global Forum in Dublin on Sept. 2. Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of the Coca-Cola Co., was the keynote speaker at the event, which was held at The Mansion House. Other notable attendees included the Rev. William P. Leahy, president of Boston College; Anne Anderson, ambassador of Ireland to the United States; Kevin O’Malley, the United States ambassador to Ireland; Neil Naughton, deputy chairman of Glen Dimplex; Joseph L. “Jay” Hooley, chairman and CEO of State Street; Georgia Governor Nathan Deal; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr; Georgia Tech president Bud Peterson; Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh; Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland; Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland; Mike Mahoney, president and CEO of Boston Scientific; John Fish, chairman of the Boston College board of trustees and chairman and CEO of Suffolk Construction; Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International; and Mike White, former chairman and CEO of DirecTV. The luncheon was part of a series of events leading up to the Aer Lingus College Football Classic, in which Boston College played Georgia Tech at Aviva Stadium in Dublin (and sadly, the Eagles lost by a score of 17-14).