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FEELING SAFE: In 2019, two Providence Community Health Centers locations were designated as LGBTQ “Safe Zones” by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. From left are Dr. Andrew Saal, chief medical officer; Merrill Thomas, CEO and president; Michael Spoerri, health center director; Guillaume Bagal, former head of diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; and health center staffers Maria Quiroa, Ester DaCruz and Diane Sette. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

Providence Community Health Centers provides a big safety net to keep...

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Health Care: Providence Community Health Centers AS THE LARGEST primary health care provider in Providence, and with a patient base...
SUPPORTING INCLUSION: Cox Communications Inc. employees hold colored cloth to support the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
COURTESY COX COMMUNICATIONS INC.

At Cox Communications, like-minded employees create endless possibilities

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS IT/Technology: Cox Communications Inc. BEING INNOVATIVE WITHIN the technology realm is nothing new for Cox Communications Inc. Employees collaborating and...
TEAMWORK: Robert Tolson, left, Lisa Silvio and Kyle Brown, right, line up beams to be bolted as part of the ironworking segment of Building Futures’ five-week pre-apprenticeship in 2019. Participants construct a 70-foot-by-14-foot project that contains many of the tools, materials and techniques used in building steel structures.   / COURTESY BUILDING FUTURES

Building a future in construction

R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen says the decision by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to allow the construction industry to remain...
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Q&A: Vennicia Kingston

Vennicia Kingston | Eagle Eye Properties LLC CEO Vennicia Kingston is CEO of Providence-based Eagle Eye Post Construction Services, which offers construction laborers, cleaning and...
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Q&A: Jim Deslandes

Jim Deslandes | Deslandes Construction owner and president Deslandes Construction owner and President Jim Deslandes has spent 40 years in his family business. The Warwick-based...
APPLIED SKILLS: Emily Reade, president of Reade Advanced Materials, used management skills that she learned while working in the banking industry and applied them to help grow the East Providence-based chemical manufacturer. 
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Emily Reade, president, Reade Advanced Materials

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Emily Reade | President, Reade Advanced Materials CHEMISTRY WAS A whole new world to Emily Reade, a former banker,...
AMERICAN DREAM: Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition President Margaret Brooks went from being a high school dropout and a single mother of two children to leading a nonprofit that offers educational resources to help with financial literacy.   
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Margaret Brooks, president, Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Margaret Brooks | President, Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition MARGARET BROOKS IS A GREAT American success story. She went from...
KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE: John Galvin, CEO and president of AAA Northeast, is appreciative of his staff working regularly with the public to continuously offer services during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 
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John Galvin, CEO and president, AAA Northeast

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards John Galvin | CEO and president, AAA Northeast AAA NORTHEAST CEO AND PRESIDENT JOHN GALVIN joined the Providence-based company...
UP THE LADDER: R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Marie L. Ganim worked multiple internships during college and became interested in public leadership, as well as developed a concern for individuals within the public sector. 
COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE HEALTH INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

Marie Ganim, R.I. health insurance commissioner


PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Marie L. Ganim | R.I. health insurance commissioner MARIE L. GANIM HAS DEDICATED her career to making sure people...
COMMITTED TO SERVE: MG Commercial Real Estate Services Inc. President Michael Giuttari currently serves as board president of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors New England chapter and as chairperson of the Highland Charter School board. 
COURTESY MG COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES INC.

Michael Giuttari, president, MG Commercial Real Estate Services Inc.

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Michael Giuttari | President, MG Commercial Real Estate Services Inc. FOR MICHAEL GIUTTARI, president of Providence-based MG Commercial Real...

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