Kevin J Conway the Grand Marshall of New York St Patrick’s Day Parade

New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Marching on the streets of New York since 1762

by Gazette Reporter
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Kevin J. Conway, Grand Marshal of the 2023 New York City St Patrick’s Day parade was introduced to the community at an event hosted at the Irish Consulate by the Consul General of Ireland, Helena Nolan. 

Parade Chairman, Sean Lane introduced the Grand Marshal to a room filled with dignitaries, leaders from the Irish American community and New York City. Mr. Conway will lead marchers up Fifth Avenue in the 262nd New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday, March 17, 2023.  

Kevin Conway is a long-time New Yorker residing on Long Island with his wife Denis and their children. Mr. Conway is very proud of his Irish Heritage tracing his multigenerational heritage to Counties Leitrim, Cork, Meath and Limerick.

 Kevin Conway is the vice chairman of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC a global private equity firm that he joined in 1997. Prior to joining CD&R, he spent ten years with Goldman, Sachs & Co., as a partner. Kevin Conway is the former chair and current vice chair of the board of directors of Student Sponsor Partners, an organization providing educational opportunities to at-risk inner-city children in New York City and is a Trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He serves on the boards of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, and the New York Catholic Foundation, which administers funds for the Archdiocese of New York in pursuit of the religious, charitable, educational, and community services activities of the Archdiocese.

Sean Lane, Chairman of the Parade Board of Directors, said: “We are delighted Kevin was selected the 2023 Grand Marshal. He is a man who has contributed so much to those less fortunate in our society. Over the years he and his wife have funded numerous scholarships, and he personally has dedicated a lot of time helping Catholic health services and education on Long Island and New York City. We as a community are so proud of his achievements and we know that his selection will be popular with all New Yorkers.”

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