Vernon's Visit To The USA

Capitol Hill


Vernon went on a political visit to the USA last week.

(Pictured above outside Capitol Hill)



US Trip


 Vernon pictured above with a statue of Martin Luther King- Still and inspiration today!



White House

(Vernon outside the White House)


Vernon attended the Speaker's St Patrick's Day Lunch in the Rayburn Room where President Barak Obama spoke.

(Pictured below)

St Patrick's Day Lunch



Vernon pictured below with  First & deputy First Minister. Peter, Martin & Executive working hard to promote & encourage investment in NI.


USA Trip



Vernon also met with @irlfunds CEO Kieran McLaughlin & Chair Loretta Brennan Glucksman to hear about their important work in NI. (Pictured below)


USA Trip



Vernon pictured below with Mayor Kevin Campbell & Sharon O'Connor from Derry City Council & Martin Bradley of UK City of Culture @derry2013


USA Trip




Vernon (below) also attended the American Ireland  Fund Dinner with @SusanAnnDavis @niallgibbons & Gov O'Malley Rep R Neal & Rep P King.



USA Trip






Vernon also had a very productive breakfast meeting with @PoliceServiceNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott & Chair of @NIPolicingBoard Brian Rea.





In addition Vernon was pleased to see a terrific turnout for the NI Bureau breakfast. Norman Houston and his team do a great job for Northern Ireland in the USA.




Vernon had a meeting with @UKinUSA Ambassador Sir @PeterWestmacott to talk about how we use embassy networks to promote Northern Ireland in USA.