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Karen A. Santilli is president & CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island, which aims to solve homelessness by practicing evidence-based methods to secure stable homes for individuals and families. She was PBN’s “2015 Business Women Industry Leader” in nonprofit services. Additionally, she was named the “2011 Fundraising Professional of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Rhode Island chapter, and she’s a ZETA II graduate of Leadership Rhode Island. more
Christopher Samih-Rotondo is the community organizer for the Tenant and Homeowner Association at DARE, or Direct Action for Rights and Equality, a Providence-based organization. He has held this position for five years. He is a graduate of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and an occasional contributor to local media, including the RI Future blog. more
Chris Drumgoole, chief technology officer of GE Digital, a tech division of General Electric, discussed why Providence was chosen for a GE Digital location with Providence Business News and the kind of work that will be taking place in Rhode Island’s capital city. He also explained why GE is expanding into the tech arena. more
The British vote to exit – or Brexit – the European Union last month roiled public pension systems, as uncertainty in the international marketplace sent investors scurrying for less-volatile asset classes. Seth Magaziner, Rhode Island’s general treasurer, oversees the state’s $7.5 billion public pension system. He talks with Providence Business News about Brexit, pension performance through the fiscal year that ended June 30 and the effectiveness of its current asset allocation and assumed rate of return. more
As director of the Lifespan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. David E. Wazer oversees cancer services across the Lifespan system to deepen its capabilities in cancer care, broaden its research and and ensure the highest standards of care and support for patients and families. He spoke with Providence Business News about the CCC and its upcoming partnership with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. more
When Melanie Bertoldi was young she was a “brownie” in the Girl Scouts organization, an experience that she says opened her eyes to the needs of people around her and gave her hands-on experience addressing those needs. Now an assistant account executive with Newberry Public Relations & Marketing, Bertoldi has continued addressing the needs of her community, so much so that she was named an “Outstanding Volunteer” by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Serve Rhode Island for her work with the Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket. more
1 As the Providence office managing partner, what was your role in Locke Lord LLP's recent merger with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP? My role became significant after the merger, where I was able to use my knowledge of the corporate practices … more
The Providence Preservation Society will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year, with a symposium Nov. 3-5 and a seated dinner to follow at Skyline at Waterplace, the newly renovated facility at at Waterplace Park. The theme of the symposium is “Why Preserve?” and that event will be held at the Industrial Trust Building. PPS Executive Director Brent Runyon spoke recently with Providence Business News about current preservation issues. more
Sherrill Kaplan, vice president, digital marketing & innovation, Dunkin’ Brands, shared with Providence Business News how Dunkin’ Donuts is using mobile technology to enhance the customer experience and how it recently launched On-The-Go ordering nationwide through its mobile app. more
David A. Fontaine is a partner of tax and business services at the Providence offices of Marcum LLP, an international accounting and advisory firm. Fontaine has been closely monitoring the tax changes made in the recently approved fiscal 2017 state budget and talks with Providence Business News about how those changes will affect businesses in Rhode Island. more
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