The Luck of the Irish rang true this St. Patrick’s Day at BrownFlynn! Principals and Co-Founders Barb O’Brien Brown and Margie Pigott Flynn received the Walks of Life Award from the Irish American Archives Society in honor of their contributions to Northeast Ohio through sustainability consulting and community engagement.
Since 1997, the Irish American Archives Society (IAAS) has honored Irish Americans in Northeast Ohio for their extraordinary community contributions with the Irish Walks of Life Award. Honorees are recognized for distinguishing themselves in their chosen “walk of life,” whether judge, educator, business leader, health care professional, journalist or philanthropist.
Barb and Margie represent business leadership for their significant community contributions as founders and principals of BrownFlynn since 1996. Being green is part of Barb and Margie’s nature, both in terms of their heritage (they are of 100% Irish decent) and their daily lifestyle. As Principals and Co-Founders at BrownFlynn, they advise companies on improving their social and environmental impacts and provide thought leadership on sustainability through conferences and articles. Outside of work, they are actively involved in the community through university boards, advisory councils and committees. As Tom Corrigan, IAAS Acting President, said, “Because of what BrownFlynn does everyday, I dare say it would be difficult to find two women who are doing more to keep the world ‘green.'”
Photo Credit: Marianne Mangan
Barb and Margie joined other nominees at the IAAS Walks of Life Award Dinner in February and were honored to march upfront in the Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade. They said, “We’re honored to celebrate our Irish heritage and congratulate our fellow honorees. Go Raibh Maith Agat!”
By Brittany VanderBeek, Analyst