James J. Houlihan is a graduate of Manhattan Preparatory School and of Fordham University’s School of Business. He represents the fourth of five generations in a family business: Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, LLC, founded in 1891 by his great-grandfather, Daniel Houlihan. Jim is the managing principal of his multi-faceted commercial real estate firm and has managed daily operations since 1987. Jim has served as chairman of the Great Hunger Memorial Committee of Westchester County that created a monument commemorating “An Gorta Mór.” He also conceived and curated the acclaimed exhibit “The Fighting Irishmen: A Celebration of the Celtic Warrior.” The Irish Arts Center awarded Jim with its “Spirit of Ireland” award in 2001, and he received the Irish American Building Society award in 2007. He also received the Croagh Patrick award from St. Patrick’s Home at their 80th Anniversary dinner in November 2011, and was honored by the Knights of St. Patrick in 2017. James will lead the White Plains, New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade as Grand Marshal on March 12. Jim and his wife, Pat, currently reside in Bronxville, New York and Nantucket, Massachusetts. They have five grown children and six grandchildren.