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Our Team at Athlone Chamber

Our Team

The team here at Athlone Chamber of Commerce is made up of an Office Team and Board members. Our office team has a Chief Executive Officer, Office administrator and Digital Marketing Executive while our Board Members comprises of a President, Vice President and regular members.

Meet the team below!

Office Team

Tommy Hogan

Chief Executive Officer

Contact: ceo@athlonechamber.ie

Tommy has an abundance of experience in business having run his family business in Clara, Co. Offaly for many years. He has extensive knowledge of the food industry and trading foods internationally.

Tommy is skilled in the areas of customer service, business development and business strategy. Tommy has a degree in Business Studies awarded by the Institute of Public Administration as well as several other qualifications.

Jessica Dias

Jessica Dias

Office Administrator

Contact: info@athlonechamber.ie

Jessica is a Bachelor of Business student at TUS Athlone and is passionate about administration, business development and Human Resources. She was awarded a Scholarship of Excellence in first year and earned a place on the Dean’s List for three consecutive years.

Jessica’s role with the Athlone Chamber involved day-to-day operations, assist with event planning, social media management, and assisting the CEO.

Keith Murphy

Keith Murphy

Digital Marketing Executive

Contact: marketing@athlonechamber.ie

Keith has Msc Master of Science in Digital Marketing and graduated from TUS Athlone. He is a photographer and a committee member of the Midlands Photography Club. His key skills include website maintenance, SEO, content creation, email marketing, event and portrait photography and he is proficient in using software including Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Canva.

Keith is the Digital Marketing Officer for Athlone Chamber. During his role with the Chamber, he gained a lot of experience working with WordPress and helped launch the new Athlone.ie website. He performs maintenance on the website on a weekly basis. Keith also has experience working for TUS Athlone, helping students where he worked with the student resource centre.

Board Members

Alan Shaw – President

Alan Shaw

President

Contact: president@athlonechamber.ie

Alan has over 25 year’s experience as a Chartered Accountant, having worked in Practice for over 20 years and 6 years in industry where he is Chief Financial Officer with Shaw Commercials.

 A member of Westmeath County Council Audit Committee since 2016, Alan’s experience includes audit, taxation, banking, and finance.  As a trusted advisor, Alan hopes to advance the interests of Athlone Chamber in building the membership and alliances in a business world that has changed dramatically.

 A former Mayor of Athlone and former Member of Athlone Town Council, Alan understands the workings of Local Government, and this is key to advancing business together in Athlone.

Regina Bushell

Regina Bushell

Vice President

Managing Director at Grovelands Childcare

Regina Bushell is a proud Athlone business woman who owns and operates the multi award winning early education centres Grovelands Childcare which has 6 centres across the midland towns of Athlone, Tullamore and Mullingar.

Grovelands employs 120 early years professionals and provides service to over 700 families on a weekly basis. Regina is an advisor on the early years sector and sits on the Early Years Forum and many of its subgroups in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

She is also a member of Childhood Services Ireland a trade association within IBEC. Regina is the Director the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival and is also a member of the board of Athlone Festival & Events Project Group.

Brian Feeney

Brian Feeney

Board Member

RBK Chartered Accountants

An Associate member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Brian specialises in assurance and business advisory services for large indigenous and international companies.

Brian has carried out due diligence for multinational companies across multiple jurisdictions including the BRIC and EMEA countries and has worked on significant corporate structures and restructures.

A founding member of RBK’s International Desk, he has significant experience in assisting foreign direct investment companies setting up operations in Ireland. Brian is an Economics graduate (TCD) and has been a Partner in RBK since 2011.

David Ganly

David Ganly

Board Member

Future Learning Language School

David is the director of Ed-Tech Language School Future learning, renowned for their innovative approach to language education specialising in STEAM & 21st Century Skills.

David’s educational background includes holding a B.Ed. from the University of Limerick, Ireland and MSc. in Technology & Learning from Trinity College Dublin.

 David has been involved in the development of the ICT (Information Communication Technology) courses for second level education in Ireland and he has also been involved in many educational projects gaining worldwide recognition.

John McGrath

John McGrath

Board Member

MD, MMKDA Consulting Engineers

John has 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. In private practice for 25 years John has project managed a large number of residential, commercial and industrial developments.

He has extensive experience in guiding clients through the planning process and ensuring the efficient management of projects through to completion.

John is currently immediate past President of Athlone Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  He considers the contribution of Athlone Chamber to the lobbying carried out for the designation of Athlone as a Regional Centre of Growth as the Chambers most significant success over the last 5 years.  Athlone was first identified as a centre for such designation in 1968.

MMKDA Consulting Engineers which John runs continues to provide a wide range of services which relate to property where building or planning services are required.

Garrett McGuiness

Garrett Mc Guinness

Board Member

General Manager at Sheraton Athlone Hotel

Garret has been with the Sheraton Hotel Athlone for over four years as Managing Director. Garretts has a track record in delivering quality hotel product and achieving key awards for Sheraton Athlone Hotel.

Garrett has substantial experience attained in senior positions in the hospitality industry nationally and internationally as well as in his studies at GMIT Galway in Hotel and Catering Management.

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