Turlough McConnell Communications offers a broad range of senior expertise and experience:
Turlough McConnell, President/CEO
Turlough McConnell is a producer and writer with over two decades of experience as a creative program executive in the Irish-American market. He has developed an extensive network of contacts in the US, Ireland and United Kingdom. As President and CEO of Turlough McConnell Communications, Turlough’s body of work includes exhibitions such as 80 Years of Service, at the Consulate of Ireland in NY; multi-media products and documentary films, including The Brian P. Burns Collection of Irish Paintings: Portrait of a People; and live events like the inaugural tour of the Jeanie Johnston, a replica famine ship. He acts as Special Advisor for the Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.
In his role as Contributing Director of Special Features for Irish America Magazine, Turlough produces special supplements, overseeing content, design and all aspects of production. Recent subjects have included the John J. Burns Library at Boston College and Titanic Belfast. For Quinnipiac University, he co-published the book, Celebrating 250 Years of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Elizabeth Martin, Director of Special Services
As a senior development professional, Elizabeth Martin brings to TMCC fifteen years of experience in supporting the work of museums and other non-profits. Her expertise in corporate and foundation relations, cause related marketing, museum membership, fundraising events, and personal, direct mail and internet appeals positions TMCC to help clients secure appropriate support for diverse projects. In addition, Elizabeth holds an Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies and is able to assist clients with issues related to the care of artwork and objects being exhibited or shipped.
Elizabeth has been involved in a number of TMCC projects, including the Fighting Irishmen: Celebrating Celtic Prize Fighters 1820 – Present, All Available Boats, and Irish Mission at Watson House exhibitions.
David Lewis, Director of Social Media
David is passionate about his Irish heritage and has a deep love for history. He recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kean University with a bachelor’s degree in history. His specialties include, Irish history, Medieval history, and T.E. Lawrence. He has designed exhibits and presentations based on archival research including The Nancy Thompson WWII Scrapbook Collection an exhibition focusing on a database of letters from World War II soldiers.
At TMCC, David engages with the company’s social media audience, its archives, and assists in the research and construction of exhibits, and performances like; 1916-2016: Proclaiming The American Story, The Wars of Dagger John, and How the Nuns Tamed the Gangs of New York.
Raoul Anchondo, Operations Coordinator
Fine art professional with experience managing social media and website content; copy editing, proofreading and document presentation; archiving; art handling and installation; and arts education. Clients include media, arts and educational organizations.
At TMCC, he manages online content and assists with correspondence, clerical duties, and document design and presentation. In addition to other projects, he has provided organizational support for the film, The Brian P. Burns Collection of Irish Paintings: Portrait of a People and assisted with proposals and correspondence relating to the exhibition, A Monumental Legacy: Archbishop John J. Hughes and The Building of St. Patrick’s Cathedral (The Consulate General of Ireland, New York; St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral Gallery) and the upcoming installation of Rowan Gillespie’s The Archbishop John J. Hughes Bronze Memorial to mark the Bicentennial of the Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Mott Street in New York City. (1815 – 2015)
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