Redmond AT&T director honored by Ireland’s Prime Minister

Ireland’s Prime Minister Brian Cowen (right) recently honored Chris Boody (middle) with the Meitheal Award on behalf of Enterprise Ireland. Boody is Director-Product Management

Ireland’s Prime Minister Brian Cowen recently honored Chris Boody, Director-Product Management, Consumer Message for AT&T Mobility in Redmond, with the Meitheal Award in Silicon Valley, on behalf of Enterprise Ireland.

Boody serves on the Enterprise Ireland’s Wireless Advisory Board, and is a Master of Management alumnus from the University of Washington Bothell.

Enterprise Ireland is a government agency responsible for the development and promotion of Irish industry worldwide with a collaborative approach for connections, mentoring and market guidance.

At a Trade Mission luncheon, Prime Minister Cowen said, “Each year Enterprise Ireland selects individuals who have significantly helped Irish companies by donating their time and expertise to guide them through the U.S. market. The name ‘Meitheal’ is the Irish name for a work group. It encapsulates the relationship that exists between the mentor and the company, a relationship of coming together to help each other out and creating a synergy.

Over a number of years Boody has provided Irish companies with expert advice that has helped Irish Wireless companies becomes world class leaders in their fields, sign multimillion dollar contracts, and create economic growth and employment both in the U.S. and back home.”

Boody has been with AT&T and/or Cingular for the past 15 years. He has worked in the CTO Organization and the Marketing, Product Management departments within AT&T Mobility.

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