25 business leaders honored as PBN’s 2020 Leaders & Achievers

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS honored is 2020 25 Leaders & Achievers in a virtual ceremony Aug. 20.
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS honored is 2020 25 Leaders & Achievers in a virtual ceremony Aug. 20.

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five local business leaders were honored on Aug. 20 by Providence Business News for their career achievements as part of the publication’s 2020 25 Leaders & Achievers Awards program.

The event, held virtually, recognized senior leadership from various sectors, such as government, real estate, financial, nonprofit, manufacturing, health care, marketing and public relations. Each honoree was also profiled in a special section that is part of the Aug. 21-27 digital edition of PBN.

The honorees, listed alphabetically by last name, are:

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  • Sue Babin, Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council, director of special projects
  • Margaret Brooks, Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, president
  • Bob Burke, Pot au Feu Restaurant/Independence Trail, founder and owner
  • Richard DeRienzo, Citrin Cooperman & Co., firm advisory services leader
  • John Galvin, AAA Northeast, CEO and president
  • Marie L. Ganim, R.I. Office of the Health Commissioner, commissioner
  • Michael Giuttari, MG Commercial Real Estate Inc., president
  • Dr. Peter Hollmann, Brown Medicine, chief medical officer
  • Steven Horowitz, Saint Elizabeth Community, retired CEO and president
  • John MacDonald, Crossroads Rhode Island, vice president of adult services
  • Edward “Ned” McCrory, PKF O’Connor Davies, certified public accountant and managing partner
  • Avishai Nevel, Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative, founder and CEO
  • Patricia Raskin, Raskin Resources Productions, owner and CEO
  • Brad Read, Sail Newport, executive director
  • Emily Reade, Reade Advanced Materials, president
  • Dennis Roy, East Bay Community Action Program, CEO and president
  • Lauren Slocum, Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, CEO and president
  • Tom Stocker, Owner’s Edge LLC, managing director
  • Thomas Sweeney, Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal, principal
  • Nancy Thomas, Tapestry Communications, owner
  • Merrill R. Thomas, Providence Community Health Centers Inc., CEO and president
  • Kevin Tracy, Bank of America Corp., market executive
  • Melissa Travis, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, CEO and president
  • Karl Wadensten, VIBCO Inc., CEO and president
  • Scott Wragg, CBIZ Inc., managing officer

Bank of America Corp. was the partner sponsor for PBN’s 2020 25 Leaders & Achievers Awards program.

James Bessette is the PBN special projects editor, and also covers the nonprofit and education sectors. You may reach him at Bessette@PBN.com. You may also follow him on Twitter at @James_Bessette.

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