Francis X. Comerford, Grand Marshal of the 251st St. Patrick’s Day Parade, visits the NYSE. In honor of the occasion, Francis X. Comerford, rings The Closing BellSM, joined by Parade Committee members.|
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Francis X. Comerford is the Chief Revenue Officer and President of Commercial Operations for the NBC Owned Television Stations. In this role, Frank oversees all commercial efforts for the division's 10 television stations, online properties and digital out-of-home division and is responsible for developing new partnerships and business ventures that align the group's growth with the needs of its clients. (Link to full bio: http://nycstpatricksparade.org/this-years-grand-marshal)
About the St. Patrick’s Day Parade:
The Parade is the world’s oldest and largest civic parade and celebrates the faith of Ireland, Irish heritage and culture. The Parade marched for the first time on March 17, 1762 - fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence. It is regarded as the most popular parade in New York City, and honors Saint Patrick the patron Saint of the Archdiocese of New York and Ireland. The New York Parade consists only of marchers and each year hosts some 250,000 marchers, along with many great marching bands, bagpipers in marching formations, high-school and college bands from throughout the United States and from all over the world. The occasion is televised live nationwide for four hours by host station WNBC Channel Four to millions of households. The broadcast of the Parade is also webcast live via the internet through the Parade’s website at NYCStPatricksParade.Org and WNBC Channel 4 website at www.wnbc.com.