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Dennis M. Hanno has been working in his new capacity as president of Wheaton College in Norton for nearly three months, and will be inaugurated Oct. 17. He will then begin charting the school’s future under his tenure. Profiled in his college’s quarterly as devoted to hard work and leadership, he has inherited the school’s liberal arts approach to higher education and some common challenges. more
As the Maker Movement spread across the country, Todd Thomas became one of its leading supporters in Rhode Island. more
Kevin Duggan has advised businesses on several management philosophies, including lean enterprise and his own leadership method, operational excellence. He’s president of Duggan Associates and the Institute for Operational Excellence, both located in North Kingstown. more
Rear Adm. Michael E. Jabaley became the new commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport in September. He is also deputy commander for undersea warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command, in Washington, D.C. more
Dan Aziz always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur, but he didn’t know what type of company he’d start until he spent a little time in a Providence supermarket. Interviewing customers for a Brown University class in the nutritional-supplements aisle of a local Whole Foods, Aziz heard persistent complaints about the size and taste of vitamin pills for pregnant women, sparking an idea. Aziz created Premama, a drinkable, prenatal supplement that’s now on the shelves of the same Whole Foods where he was interviewing customers, as well as in Target and infant chain Buy Buy Baby. In September, Aziz’s Luna Pharmaceuticals Inc. closed on the first half of a $1 million funding round led by Cherrystone Angel Group, which allowed the Providence company to hire its second full-time employee and move to expand. more
Richard R. Spies became chairman of the Providence Plan in 2006, and continues to oversee the growth of the nonprofit and implementation of demonstration projects that have helped fulfill its mission. more
Phil West spent years working to shine a light on corruption in Rhode Island government as the leader of Common Cause. Collaborating with others determined to dislodge the structure of favoritism and self-serving deals by legislators and other government leaders, West saw some things change. more
The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum has a new CEO: Todd Martin, a former Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour top five-ranked player. more
1. AS220, a Providence-based open forum for the arts, recently was named among 90 national finalists for grants from ArtPlace America. The application, for a proposal called The Interactive Center of … more
1Quonset Development Corporation is launching a radio campaign to promote QuonsetJobs.com. What's behind this effort and how will it help? This campaign allows us to get the word out and let … more
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