O'Shea honored at Maplebrook breakfast
AMENIA â€” John Oâ€™Shea, chairman of the Poughkeepsie-based insurance firm Marshall & Sterling, became the 14th recipient honored at Maplebrook Schoolâ€™s annual Presidentâ€™s Breakfast on June 8.
Honorees are chosen for their civic achievements and have included a variety of people ranging from local historian Ann Linden to Dutchess County Executive William Steinhaus.
Oâ€™Shea, in addition to his insurance business, has worked with a number of not-for-profit organizations and community groups, including the United Way and several medical groups such as Vassar Brothers Hospital, Health Quest and Mid-Hudson Health.
Donations by guests who attended the breakfast ceremony were put to a scholarship to be awarded to a graduating Maplebrook student this year.
Several guests made brief remarks, including Marshall & Sterling President Tim Dean.
â€œOur firmâ€™s values mirror John Oâ€™Sheaâ€™s values,â€ he said, attributing much of the businessâ€™ success to the honoree. â€œIf thereâ€™s somebody I could follow in the footsteps of, it would certainly be John.â€
â€œThis really is a great place and Iâ€™m very proud to be recognized by your school,â€ said Oâ€™Shea upon accepting the award. â€œItâ€™s an honor to be named among the former honorees.â€
Oâ€™Shea said he was very fortunate to find opportunities to help the community in a variety of ways over the years.
â€œI hope that for the foreseeable future I will continue to do the things I am doing,â€ he concluded with a smile.