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PURPOSEFUL ACHIEVEMENT: Libby Kimzey, center, the Capital Good Fund’s chief operating officer, is instrumental in the nonprofit lender’s success, including expanding its offices. Here, she confers with loan officers Heiry Bulux, left, and Vanessa Ramirez. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Choices, planning precede growth

Libby Kimzey | Capital Good Fund, chief operating officer RISING STAR As many founders know, finding someone to operate the day-to-day of your organization so...
A GROWING PORTFOLIO: The ever-changing health care landscape puts CVS Health and Thomas Moriarty at the center of complex and difficult public- and corporate-policy discussions, a reality that “energizes” the company’s chief policy & external affairs officer. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Vision, nimbleness crucial for CVS

Thomas Moriarty | CVS Health Corp., chief policy & external affairs officer and general counsel Americans know health care is a complicated and challenging topic...
INVESTED IN COMMUNITY: Edward O. "Ned" Handy III, The Washington Trust Co.'s president and chief operating officer, cannot remember a time in his career when he was not actively engaged in philanthropy efforts. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Philanthropy a natural for Handy

Edward O. "Ned" Handy III has big goals. "To end homelessness. To end hunger. I would like to help the improvement of education," he...
IT TAKES A TEAM: The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau team works on multiple fronts to increase the profile of Providence and Warwick, with the goal of growing the tourism and convention business here. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. boosters and so much more

It would be difficult to find a bigger fan of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau than Kristin Stone. She is general manager...
CEO (or equivalent):  Robert M. Garvey Jr., CEONumber of employees: 231

Reinvented health program scores wins

North Kingstown's Dominion Diagnostics LLC, which offers drug testing, prescription monitoring and blood-testing services, supports a healthy lifestyle for clients. In 2015, it increased...
CEO (or equivalent): George J. Charette III,  CEO and presidentNumber of employees: 213

Acting on employees’ interest in wellness

When Pawtucket Credit Union built its main office in Pawtucket 16 years ago, it included a fitness center and, said Vice President of Human...
PURPOSEFUL SUCCESS: Shantha Diaz, chief operating officer of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, has taken an approach to solving challenges that has helped the health insurer succeed despite more than doubling its member count in the last four years. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A heart built for service

Shantha Diaz balances high energy and motivation with a calm and focused approach to goals. The chief operating officer of Neighborhood Health Plan of...
A NEW WAY TO COMMUNICATE: Adam Olenn, right, has brought cheek and creativity to the Moses Brown School's marketing efforts. With him are Ryan Vemmer, left, producer for digital media, and Kristen Curry, editor and publicist. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Engaging and enlarging a community

RISING STAR Have you seen a snow-day announcement from Moses Brown School? Even though you have no ties there? You're not alone. The Providence...
SEEING BUSINESS THROUGH NEW EYES: Dave Ramsden, Atrion's chief strategy officer, saw patterns in the company's performance that have led it to focus its business and grow significantly in the last half-dozen years. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Using data for service innovation

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER Dave Ramsden has special skills. Not only is he said to have an "uncanny ability to see into the future," but he's...
SAFETY FIRST: Thomas Blackinton, facilities and safety manager, checks in with Jean Bock, assembly worker, at AstroNova in West Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Vigilance, training key to a safe workplace

When companies of any size experience significant growth, there are always bumps in the road. For West Warwick's AstroNova, formerly known as Astro-Med Inc.,...
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