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De La Salle Medal Dinner

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street, NYC | 6:30 p.m. Reception, 7:30 p.m. Dinner | Black tie

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

Anthony Fernicola is Salesforce’s President, Chief Customer Officer and is responsible for bringing the power of Salesforce to the world’s largest organizations. Prior to this role, Tony was President of the Salesforce photo of anthony fernicolaEnterprise Business Unit leading that organization worldwide.

Tony has a 40 -year track record building high-performance teams that deliver customer success.

Before joining Salesforce, Tony served as Senior Vice President at Oracle, where he grew the North America Technology Organization (NATO) into one of the company’s largest revenue-generating business groups.

During his 17-year career at Oracle, Tony was widely recognized for leading key transformational initiatives for the company’s technology license business, engineered systems business and financial services business. In addition to leading Oracle’s NATO group, he served in various other leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts, General Manager and Senior Vice President of the Financial Services Licensing and Consulting Services Business and Group Vice President for Oracle’s Financial Services Business Unit in North America.

Tony began his career at Unisys, where he spent 16 years in various leadership roles in sales and product management serving the financial services industry.

Tony holds a M.B.A. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Marketing and Economics from Manhattan College.


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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.