Honoring Brian Stack
President, CEO, North America
CIE Tours International

Saturday February 24, 2007, Madison Hotel, Morristown, NJ


Event Background

In the midst of the American Revolution, General George Washington issued an official proclamation in recognition of St. Patrick’s Day. In honor of the high percentage of Irish-born and Irish-American troops under his command, the proclamation declared March 17, 1780 a holiday for the Continental Army stationed in Morristown, New Jersey. It was the first holiday granted to the troops in two years.  General Washington awarded this holiday “as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence".

Every year, the IACI commemorates this unique historical moment with the Washington’s St. Patrick’s Day Ball, fittingly held within a stone’s throw of Washington’s Headquarters National Park in Morristown.  The Washington's St. Patrick's Day Ball is an annual gala to benefit the established educational, arts, and cultural programming of the Irish American Cultural Institute (IACI).  The evening is a blend of history, pageantry, music, and dance. 

The centerpiece of the ball is the IACI’s Annie Moore Award presentation. The Annie Moore Award is bestowed on an individual who has made significant contributions to the Irish and/or Irish American community and legacy.  The Washington’s St. Patrick Day Ball is one of the IACI’s most successful fundraising events and provides vital support to the programs and initiatives of the Institute.

The evening begins with a cocktail reception and traditional fife and drum troupe lead the transition from the cocktail hour to the ball room.  The Ball commences with a re-enactment of George Washington’s 1780 St. Patrick's Day proclamation.  Dinner is served and attendees will enjoy dancing to the music of The Cara Show Band, an Irish-American band providing the perfect blend of Irish traditional jigs and reels and American rock and roll.


Ticket & Table Information

Founding Father's Table $10,000

  • Ringside seating for a table of 10-12

  • Special recognition at the event

  • A Gold page ad in the Dinner Journal

  • Special recognition in ċas publication

  • Five rooms overnight at the Madison Hotel w/Sunday brunch at Rod's

  • Recognition in the Chairman's Circle of the Institute

Commander-in-Chief Table $5,000

  • Premier seating for a table of 10

  • Three rooms overnight at the Madison Hotel

  • A Gold page ad in the Dinner Journal

  • Special recognition in ċas publication

  • Recognition as a Corporate Benefactor of the Institute.

President’s Table $2,500

  • Select Seating for a Table of 10

  • A Silver page ad in the Dinner Journal

Standard Table of 10 $1,750

Individual Ticket $175

Ad Journal

The Ad Journal is an opportunity for organizations, businesses, and individuals to show their support for the Institute and our honoree while reaching a high quality audience of attendees.   All ads are  100% tax deductible.

Ad prices are as follows:

Gold Page   $500
Silver Page  $300
White Page $150



Dublin born, Brian Stack was educated at O'Connell Schools in Dublin and later graduated from Salford College in Salford, England (College of Marketing).

Brian commenced his career at Aer Lingus, where he held various positions including Sales Manager, North of England and South of England.

Moving back to Ireland, Brian joined the Convention Bureau of Ireland and in 1977 moved to New York with the Irish Tourist Board. In addition to the position of East Coast Manager, Brian specialized in the promotion of Convention and Incentive Travel to Ireland.

In 1984, Brian was appointed Vice President, Sales and Marketing for the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida and in 1990 joined CIE Tours International as President and CEO, North America.

Brian served as President of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE) and is currently Chairman of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA).

In addition, is Vice President of the Ireland-United States Council for Commerce and Industry, a Board Member of the Irish American Cultural Institute, Tourism Cares, and CIE Tours International.

Married to Anne-Marie with two grown children, Annalise and Jonathan and a granddaughter, Brian lives in Rye, New York and enjoys many hobbies including the occasional game of golf.