Jim Waldron, president of the County Mayo Foundation, a New York-based non-profit organization set up to support initiatives that strengthen civic engagement and support communities across County Mayo, has been nominated to Irish America magazine’s 32nd Annual Business 100 List.
Mr. Waldron, a New Jersey resident who is of County Mayo heritage, was nominated to the prestigious list, which honors the best senior and emerging Irish-American leaders in today’s business world. Many of them come from the technology, healthcare, consumer goods and services industries.
He and other nominees will be honored at the Business 100 Awards dinner to be held at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan Dec. 13. Bill McDermott, CEO of the software company, SAP, will be the keynote speaker.
Waldron, a graduate of St. Vincent College and Rutgers School of Law, spent 32 years of his law career as Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey and a total of 41 years with the federal judiciary. Currently, he is director of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model at Duke Law School and senior advisor to Prime Clerk, a bankruptcy claims and noticing agency.
He is a former member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks and has served on many advisory groups/committees for the NCBC’s Administrative Office, as well as the Federal Judicial Center. Recently, he was a member of the Technology Advisory Committee and was an advisor to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules.
Among the other awards that Waldron has received in his lifetime include the Directors Award for Outstanding Leadership in 2004 from the United States Courts, an award that recognizes outstanding performance in the federal courts nationwide. He is also the recipient of the Donald A. Robinson Meritorious Service Award, which was presented to him in 2010 by representatives of the United States District Court, the Lawyers Advisory Committee, the Association of the Federal Bar and the Historical Society of the United States District Court. In 2015, Waldron was nominated and selected by his peers as a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, Class of 2015.
“I am honored to receive such a wonderful recognition,” said Mr. Waldron. “And I am very fortunate to be working with the County Mayo Foundation.”
Previous nominees for the magazine’s Business 100 List include President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Brian Moynihan, Anne Sweeney, former co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, The Walt Disney Company; William Clay Ford, Jr., Donald Keough, chairman of Allen and Company and former president of the Coca-Cola Company, and Vice President Joe Biden.