Hilda D. Barbosa has been promoted to assistant enterprise manager at Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. Barbosa holds an AAI and CPIA certification and she has been with the company for more than 35 years.
Christopher Roy has been named vice president and general manager for the Torayfan Division of Toray Plastics (America) Inc. Roy joined Toray Plastics in 1998 and has filled several roles before this appointment.
Merrill W. Sherman was recently honored with the United Way of Rhode Island’s Tocqueville Society Award in recognition of more than 15 years of generous contributions of both time and resources as a member of UWRI’s Tocqueville Society. Sherman has received recognition for both her professional and personal accomplishments, including Citizen of the Year by March of Dimes in 2007. She has served as a director for several organizations, including Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence & Worcester Railroad Co. and The Providence Journal Co. Sherman also helped spearhead the creation of Bank Rhode Island in 1996 and served as the president and CEO of BanCorp Rhode Island Inc. until 2012. Sherman continues to provide leadership roles for several educational, civic and philanthropic institutions and she was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 2007.
(Updated, Aug. 4, 3:45 p.m.)
GateHouse Media will not honor the collective bargaining agreements negotiated between the Providence Journal and A.H. Belo Corp. and may lay off as many as 40 Journal employees upon its purchase of the paper who will be covered by Belo’s severance policy, according to an asset purchase agreement filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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