William (Bill) McLaughlin is president of McLaughlin & Morgan, Inc., a business development company that assists American firms entering Europe via Ireland, and/or Irish companies entering the U.S. Having spent 35 years in marketing, he is a respected authority on marketing and business development.
McLaughlin began his career working for several ad agencies before starting his own firm, McLaughlin & Morgan, Inc. in 1987. McLaughlin & Morgan created many successful campaigns for a diverse portfolio, including Fortune 500 and start-up companies. Today the firm focuses solely on business development. McLaughlin and his wife, Natalie, started McDay, LLC in 2006, which continues to provide comprehensive marketing services previously provided by McLaughlin & Morgan.
In 1999, McLaughlin founded the Irish American Business Chamber & Network, Inc. He currently serves as chairman. He has hosted the president of Ireland, the current ambassadors to the U.S. and Ireland, the deputy prime minister of Ireland, in addition to Irish cabinet ministers and business leaders. McLaughlin was recently selected by Business & Finance Magazine, Dublin, Ireland as “One of the 100 most Influential Business Leaders in Ireland and the USA.” He organized the governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, John Hurley’s visit to Philadelphia, and GIC’s return visit to Dublin, and two trade missions to Ireland and one to Dubai.
McLaughlin is active on several boards including the Global Interdependence Center, the Irish American Business Chamber & Network, Neumann University, the President’s Advisory Council of LaSalle University and SMART, and is a member of organizations including the Union League of Philadelphia and the Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute. In the local community he co-founded the Main Line Girls Basketball Association and serves on the Merion Community Association board. He resides on Merion, Pa. with his wife, Natalie. They have three grown children.