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De La Salle Medal Dinner

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Honoree: Anthony Fernicola ’78, ’82, President, Chief Customer Officer, Salesforce

Anthony Fernicola ’78, ’82 (MBA), president and chief customer officer at Salesforce, received the 2020 De La Salle Medal at Manhattan College’s annual De La Salle Medal Dinner on February 6. photo of anthony fernicola

A record-breaking $2.6 million in essential, unrestricted income was raised as a result of the event. Those funds are applied to a multitude of needs, particularly student scholarships and financial aid, making a Manhattan College education accessible for more students.

Fernicola has served as Salesforce’s president and chief customer officer since February 2016. Prior to that position, he was president of global enterprise sales. As president and chief customer officer, Fernicola brings the power of Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, to the world’s largest organizations.

Click here to read the press release.

Click here to view pictures from the dinner.

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Master of Ceremonies: Mary Beth McDade '93

Mary Beth McDade

Mary Beth McDade is an Emmy award winning anchor and reporter with KTLA 5 News. When she’s not behind the desk, she’s pounding the pavement putting together blockbuster investigative stories and covering breaking news.

Prior to KTLA she worked at KCBS, Fox 11, ABC 7, News 12 Long Island, the entertainment TV show “Extra” and “Good Morning America.”

Mary Beth is from New York, but after covering the O.J. Simpson Trial out in Los Angeles she decided to relocate to sunny Los Angeles full time.

During her career she has covered presidential conventions, the First Million Man March in Washington D.C., the death of Michael Jackson, and interviewed hundreds of celebrities and politicians, including President Donald Trump, President Gerald Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nicole Kidman, Ben Affleck, Mel Gibson, Paul Newman, Garth Brooks, and Ben Stiller.

Mary Beth has appeared in numerous TV shows and films, usually as a newscaster, and she has appeared on several cable news channels, such a CNN and MSNBC, to offer insight into some major news stories.

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