ICCNE names Burke as executive director

Steve Burke was recently named executive director of the Irish Cultural Centre of New England (ICCNE). He will direct the ICC’s fundraising and membership campaigns, as well as oversee the utilization of the 46-acre campus’s four athletic fields, artistic performance spaces, banquet hall, library and genealogy center, traditional Irish cottage and on-site restaurant and pub. The ICC is home to GAA Boston and Irish Sports Youth League football and hurling, Boston Irish Wolfhounds rugby, Cumann na Gaeilge i mBoston Irish language Society, and Tree Top Adventures zip line and high ropes course.
Burke brings a wealth of corporate business development, marketing, and non-profit governance and fundraising experience to the role. He founded and still directs the Boston to Belfast Youth Empowerment Program, an outgrowth of Mayor Walsh’s sister city agreement with Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a former business development executive at international law firms Proskauer Rose, Mintz Levin and Ropes & Gray, Director of Urban Youth Sports at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, past president of the Massachusetts Sports Partnership and co-founder of the S.C.O.R.E Boston inner-city youth hockey program. He is also an active member of the Boston Irish Business Association and Irish Network Boston, and serves on the boards of the Dedham Community House and City Year Boston. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the New England School of Law, he lives in Dedham with his wife, Sandra Lopez Burke, and their daughter Julia.