Dennis Devine, President

Lifelong resident of Rumson.

Christopher R. Neary, Vice President

A lifelong resident of the Peninsula; Christopher grew up in Fair Haven, attended RFH, and now resides in Rumson with his wife Elisabeth, four daughters Brynn, Tess, Finley, and Libby and his new son, Christopher. Christopher is the Founder & CEO of Vertical Source, Inc., a multi-national apparel manufacturing company currently servicing the world’s most dynamic brands and the US Department of Defense. Christopher was involved in Kaboom Fireworks and is the acting President of the Two River Ski & Snowboard Club.

James McManus, Second Vice President

Jamie lives in Rumson with his wife Sarah and three children Cecilia, James and Charles. He is the President of Cornerstone Futures LLC in New York City and also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation.


Deirdre Courtney, Secretary

Born and educated in Clones, Co. Monaghan, Deirdre moved from Ireland to the US in 1994 and currently resides in Red Bank with her husband Hugh, and three children, Aoife, Aidan and Gráinne. She is a Global Brand Manager for Waterford Crystal and is proud to be on the board and represent her Irish heritage.

Karen Taylor-Burke-CPA, Treasurer

A Senior Audit Manager for McEnerney, Brady & Co., LLC, Karen has extensive experience in the non-profit sector. Married, and living in Leonardo with her husband Joe, she is a member of the Irish Business Organization, the Irish Repertory Theatre, and The Irish Cultural Institute. Karen is honored to be on the Board for the Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade and excited to promote the Irish and the Irish Heritage and all it has to offer.

Peter Hogan, Member

Peter has been a resident of Rumson on and off since 1970, permanently moving back from NYC in 2003 with wife Siobhan to raise his family of three, Bernadette, Peter Jr., and Sinead. Volunteers as a Rumson Rec and Pop Warner coach while serving on various charitable boards in the area and feels privileged to serve with the Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade to help further the awareness of our Irish heritage roots in the two river (Rumson) area.

Matthew R. Jones, Member

Mathew is a 30 year resident of Rumson-Fair Haven. He is married to his wife Elaine and they have three children; Liam, May and Milo. Matt is the Sr. Vice President of FGI Risk Services and is the Partner and Managing Director of Food Services Ireland.

Michael Maguire, Member


Barbara Carr Mahon, Member

“B” has been a resident of the peninsula area since 1985 and currently resides in Rumson with her husband Ed and their two children Blake and Elizabeth. She has been a realtor in Rumson since 2001 and currently works for Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty. She has served on various fundraisers for her children’s school and also is involved with the Associates and By-Laws committees within the Monmouth County Board of Realtors. “B” is honored to be a member of the Board and looks forward to the parade becoming one of the best on the Jersey Shore


Chris Smith, Member

is a 15 year resident of Little Silver. He and his wife Linda have 4 children. Chris is the owner of Val’s Tavern, located in Rumson and he is the Vice President of the Little Silver Board of Education and is a volunteer coach in youth football and basketball.