Eric Mack, an associate in Edwards Wildman’s Providence office, was recently selected to serve on the Rhode Island Supreme Court Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Commission. Mack’s practice focuses on the defense of private employers in a variety of employment disputes. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Urban League of Rhode Island and is on the board of trustees at St. Andrew’s School and the Highlander Charter School. A member of the Federal Bar Association, Mack holds a law degree from Tulane University Law School.
Duncan Johnson, a business law partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, was recently presented with the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award in recognition of his work with Crossroads Rhode Island, a nonprofit that helps the homeless secure stable homes.
Barbara R. Carroll has long known how hard the Italian immigrants in her own family worked when they first came to Rhode Island: Her grandfather had worked in mills operating by the B & B Knight Co. in West Warwick starting at the age of 12. more
Julie Longtin, owner of RE/MAX Cityside, was recently named a 2012 CoStar Power Broker by CoStar Group. Longtin qualified as one of the top commercial brokers in Providence based on the total sales transactions she closed during the year, which include multimillion-dollar transactions of multiple real estate portfolios located on the East Side and West End of Providence. These portfolios consisted of 67 apartment rental units, three parking lots and two vacant lots. Longtin was evaluated against other commercial real estate brokers active in the region by CoStar Group.
John Shevlin, a professional engineer and senior vice president of Pare Corp., was recently named 2013 Engineer of the Year by the Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers. The award recognizes an engineer who has made significant and lasting contributions to the Rhode Island engineering community. Shevlin started his professional career with Pare in 1986. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.
Four years after Sovereign Bank was acquired by global banking giant Banco Santander SA, which is based in Spain, the name change to Santander Bank will become official on Oct. 17. That impending change, even though many in the financial community consider it just about a name, will nevertheless put Sovereign’s Region President for Southern New England Brian A. Azar in the spotlight. more
Fran L. Giatas was recently selected as the 2013 Administrative Professional of the Year by the Providence chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. Giatas is employed as the executive assistant to the president of Care New England Health System, and in the past was the senior executive assistant to the president of Butler Hospital. She has served 31 years in high-level leadership positions, acting as the prime contact for board trustees and corporation members in both roles. Giatas joined IAAP in January 2011 and has since assisted on various committees and served as treasurer and chair of the bylaw committee. During her tenure with the chapter, she has been designated as a member of excellence and has also received the “be the best” award from the New England district director of IAAP. Giatas holds the certified administrative professional designation.
PBN is now accepting applications for its newest award program and event for RI & Bristol County to celebrate the Manufacturing Renaissance that is evolving regionally and across the country. The deadline for applications is March 20th.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.