Chafee names 4 to EDC board, CVS exec Foulkes replaces Verrecchia as vice chair

HELENA BUONANNO FOULKES, an executive vice president at CVS Caremark Corp., will be the first woman to be vice chair of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation if she is confirmed by the R.I. Senate. /
HELENA BUONANNO FOULKES, an executive vice president at CVS Caremark Corp., will be the first woman to be vice chair of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation if she is confirmed by the R.I. Senate. /
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Thursday named a high-ranking CVS Caremark Corp. executive, a prominent information technology expert and two real estate developers…

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Chafee and other liberals will never be good for business because their approach is fundamentally wrong. They think government should “help” business with all kinds of programs. To the contrary, what businesses need is for government to leave them alone: get rid of the pointless overregulation and crushing taxes.

  2. C william, you’re so thin I could have written your response for you. One way…the WRONG way. Government’s job is doing exactly what is being done. Notice how it’s so bad for you…just because. You really don’t have a clue to back up your always negative and incorrect views. Yet there are plenty of businesses working with the government. That must crawl up you sideways. Liberal this, liberal that, I hate you, you are stupid, blah, blah, blah. It’s all you ever contribute. It’s your views and those of people like you are why RI is such a mess. Never look forward, just keep looking back and rewrite history so you can pretent to be superior. It’s getting old, dude. Very, very old.

  3. I can’t believe that Governor Chafee has gone back on his promise to not hire cronies. This Buonanno Foulkes is one prime example of that, indeed. She for one is and was not ever a Chafee supporter. I. Worked for his both election campaigns back this past year 2010 and in 2006. And I do remember distinctly calling her and asking for her vote, she said she was voting for Whitehouse and last time she didn’t know or Robitaille. Luckily the Senate will make the final say on this one, but however that’s not the point I wish to make here in that Chafee wants to appoint a turncoat in which to serve on this board doesn’t make any sense in the least. This woman is not qualified or knows ANYTHING about how to jump start the economy. Not to mention she is a crony. The senate’s approval for ant nominees is a long tough process they really grill them they can not have any past issues such as a criminal record for instance. I thought Chafee knew better than that. Please write to Senator President Paiva Weed and tell her to disapprove this confirmation! Also you can write to as many and all the Senators even can look up your own district representative, too, in the RI General Assembly and ask them to disapprove Al Verrecchia’s replacement on the RIEDC!

  4. As far as other 3 the senate hearing questions them as well. Charlie Fogarty was grilled real hard and not really sure if he is going to get his appointment, either. He has had a lot of issues with owing substantial amounts of money to creditors. And he too, is another crony and turncoat. So you see, it’s not so easy to get a board commission appointment. They can grill them to the point of embarrassment. But that is why we have the right to pick and choose who we as citizens and voters want to govern our beautiful state.