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CHARITABLE GIVING: At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Falvey, CEO and president of Falvey Insurance Group in North Kingstown, provided all his employees with $100 and the instructions to use it to benefit someone in need, and a few months later gave all employees $250 to donate to a social justice cause of their choice. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Michael Falvey

PBN 2021 Leaders & Achievers Awards Michael Falvey | CEO and president, Falvey Insurance Group In 1995, Michael Falvey started Falvey Cargo Underwriting as a...
ALWAYS TEACHING: Although John J. “Jack” Partridge, one of the founding partners of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP in Providence, has stepped down from the law firm, he continues to mentor new lawyers entering their respective practices. / COURTESY PARTRIDGE SNOW & HAHN LLP

John J. Partridge

PBN 2021 Leaders & Achievers Awards John J. Partridge | Founding partner, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP At 81, John J. “Jack” Partridge has a...
ACCOMPLISHED: Sylvia Maxfield says her proudest achievement of her 10-year tenure as dean of the Providence College School of Business is raising the school’s ranking to a top 50 position, as awarded by the undergraduate ranking website Poets & Quants. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Sylvia Maxfield

PBN 2021 Leaders & Achievers Awards Sylvia Maxfield | Dean, Providence College School of Business Over her nearly 10-year tenure as dean of the Providence...
PREPARED: Whether she’s hiking in the woods along the North South Trail in Rhode Island or coming up with new programming and safe ways to hold longstanding events during a pandemic, Trudy Coxe, CEO of The Preservation Society of Newport County, says “you’ve got to be prepared for the unexpected.” / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Trudy Coxe

PBN 2021 Leaders & Achievers Awards Trudy Coxe | CEO, The Preservation Society of Newport County Trudy Coxe has served for more than 20 years...
EXPANDED PROGRAMMING: As executive director of Rhode Island Higher Education & Industry Centers, Amy Grzybowski oversees the programming at the Westerly Education Center, where she has introduced new workforce training programs using the $1.7 million she has raised in the past four years. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Grzybowski guides people through pandemic, aids in advancing careers

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Government/Quasi-Government Woman to Watch: Amy Grzybowski, R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner The last year has been especially busy for Amy...
TALENT SCOUT: Jess Hutchinson, a Bank of America Corp. vice president, provides career guidance to employees from Maine to Florida so the bank can retain its exceptional personnel. / COURTESY BANK OF AMERICA CORP.

Hutchinson’s focused on lifting her colleagues

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Financial Services Woman to Watch: Jess Hutchinson, Bank of America Corp. Jess Hutchinson keeps a sticky note on her desk with...
ON THE LOOKOUT: Melissa Shaw, owner of Shaw Search Partners LLC, says she has recruited and placed more than 150 candidates for her corporate clients since starting the business. / COURTESY HEIDI HOPE PHOTOGRAPHY

As corporate matchmaker her talent is on display

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Professional Services Woman to Watch: Melissa Shaw, Shaw Search Partners LLC Melissa Shaw describes her recruitment consulting business, Shaw Search...
IN-CLASS INSTRUCTION: Briar Dacier, machine technology instructor at William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School in Lincoln, with students Angel DeLaCruz and Mariama Barry in the machine lab. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Davies students continue hands-on learning in and out of school during...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Collaboration in Manufacturing: William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped students at William M. Davies...
IN CONTROL: From left, Jennifer Lyons, operations; John Caito III, founder and president; and Layne Mayer, director of growth, at Amerisewn in Cranston. /  PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Short on sewers, Amerisewn partners with We Make RI to create...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Excellence in Workforce Development & Productivity: Amerisewn Riot suits, maternity belts, boat seats. Those are just a few of the many products...
MAJOR MERGER: Care New England Health System CEO and President Dr. James E. Fanale has successfully signed a letter of intent to merge the health care organization with Lifespan Corp. after years of failed discussions. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Despite challenges, Care New England’s Fanale moving health care ahead

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Business Leadership: Dr. James E. Fanale | CEO and president, Care New England Health System CARE NEW ENGLAND Health System CEO...

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