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Dee Southerland, broker associate at Williams & Stuart Real Estate, recently received Rhode Island Housing’s Realtor of the Quarter Award for the third time since she became a Realtor in 2004. Southerland is a Providence native whose specialty is assisting first-time homebuyers. She is driven by being able to facilitate individuals with the both exciting and daunting experience of settling into a home for the first time. Southerland is a graduate of LaSalle Academy. She is currently pursuing a CRS certification. more
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. more
Jeffrey Osborne is a Grammy-nominated musician, singer-songwriter, philanthropist and Providence native. Osborne began performing when he was 13 and since then, he has received five gold and platinum albums and has sung the national anthem at the NBA Finals twice. However, Osborne remains very close to the Rhode Island community and he is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, most of which promote art and education. He has created his own charity, the Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic, which allows him to give back to the community that helped him grow both as an artist and as an individual. The event takes place Aug. 12-13. more
Nelson Esteves, Realtor at Re/Max Professionals in East Providence, can assist both new and seasoned homebuyers in seven different languages. His miltilingualism has allowed him to develop a trustful bond with his clients as he guides them through a big investment and a new stage of life. Esteves also has built a partnership with the Rhode Island Housing Loan Center to prepare his clients for the commitment they are about to make. Esteves has been named Realtor of the Quarter by Rhode Island Housing three times since he became a Realtor more than a decade ago, most recently for the fourth quarter of 2013. more
Richard Beretta recently received the Michael Wiggins Leadership Award from Friends Way and the Light of Hope Philanthropy Award from Gateway Healthcare, for his extensive involvement with both organizations. He is a shareholder at Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., where he defends both insured and self-insured clients in many different fields. Beretta has been selected as a Rhode Island “Super Lawyer” in 2013, among several other recognitions. When he is not defending a client, Beretta volunteers his time by serving on numerous boards and committees, such as Trinity Repertory Company and St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. more
Eileen Howard Boone, CVS Caremark Corp. senior vice president of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, recently received the Charles H. Moore Award for leadership and corporate community engagement during the 2014 CECP Summit. Boone was recognized for her philanthropic leadership and achievements, including the creation of the All Kids Can program, as well as her role in the decision to ban tobacco products in all 7,600 stores. Under her leadership, CVS Caremark Corp. has donated nearly $75 million in 2013 to promote better health. more
Debra J. Greenhalgh was recently selected as a Daily Point of Light by the Points of Light Foundation, which honors individuals and groups who make a positive impact through their volunteer efforts. Aside from being a project manager and systems engineer for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center for more than 19 years, Greenhalgh has also served as a scuba-diving instructor, providing therapeutic in-water and scuba-diving experiences for people with disabilities, terminal illness and adaptive needs for the past 10 years. She holds a B.S. in mathematics from the University of New Haven, an M.S. in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and she is pursuing her Ph.D. in system engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. more
Alec Tesa recently received the 5 Under 40 award in architecture from New England Homes Magazine. Tesa founded his own Newport architectural firm – A. Tesa Architecture – in 2011, specializing in shingle-style homes that epitomize the colonial-New England style while incorporating a luxurious, modern twist that has been appreciated by the Newport Historic District Commission. Tesa is recognized for his meticulous attention to detail, working very closely with clients to design a unique home that reflects both their lifestyle and aesthetic vision more
William R. Pirolli, a CPA and partner at DiSanto, Priest & Co., has been appointed to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Relations with the Bar Association Committee, where he will be representing the CPA community at the National Conference of Lawyers and CPAs. This gathering focuses on promoting professional excellence to improve the professions’ public good. DiSanto, Priest & Co. concentrates on financial strategic planning and retreat services for businesses, with a focus on nonprofit organizations, as well as accounting and law firms. Pirolli holds a B.A. in business administration/accounting from Bryant University. more
Jeff Gardner is the co-founder and CEO of Carousel Industries, a provider of technology and convergent communication services for more than 6,000 organizations nationwide. After working alongside the Community College of Rhode Island for several years to help align students with relevant skills for the workforce, Carousel was recognized with the school’s Business Champion Award. The company was also honored at CCRI’s “Changing Lives Celebration.” Aside from forming Carousel Industries, Gardner has more than 25 years of technology-related experience and is a certified public accountant. He holds a B.S. in accounting from Bryant University. more
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