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Mark S. Murphy

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Mark S. Murphy joined Providence Business News as the newspaper’s editor in November 2005. He previously had served as the editor of Golf World Business, after working in a variety of editing positions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Murphy holds a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College, a master of science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a master of business administration from Columbia’s Graduate School of Business.
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY Chief Operating Officer and President of the Providence Campus Mim L. Runey speak to the crowd at PBN's third annual C-Suite Awards dinner after receiving the program's Career Achiever award. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Dedication, continuous learning rewarded at PBN C-Suite Awards event

PROVIDENCE – Mim L. Runey knew from her undergraduate days that she wanted a career in academia. But perhaps she didn’t know just how...

Challenges define success

Opening and closing facilities represent the best and worst duties of a corporate executive. New facilities offer the opportunity to start fresh and, in...
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY has purchased a conservation easement for 82 acres of land owned by The Agawam Hunt in East Providence, with an option to buy an easement on another 40 acres of the club's land. / COURTESY NATURE CONSERVANCY

Nature Conservancy buys future development rights on E. Prov. golf club...

EAST PROVIDENCE – With the first large-scale project of its Providence Metro Program, The Nature Conservancy has purchased, for $2 million, the development rights...
JOHN R. CIULLA is the first CEO of Webster Bank who is not a member of the Smith family. / COURTESY WEBSTER BANK

Five Questions With: John R. Ciulla

When John R. Ciulla became CEO of Webster Bank at the beginning of 2018, he was just the third chief executive in the bank’s...
LASTING LEGACY: As chancellor, president and CEO of Johnson & Wales University, John J. Bowen has employed a “we” mentality as opposed to an “I” mentality when it comes to leadership, resulting in a strong team at the school he says will be preserved when he retires at the end of the year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, April 2, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...

Connection is the key to success

Big ideas gather the headlines and oftentimes the investment. But this year’s crop of Manufacturing Award winners succeed because their efforts start on a...
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With Anne Marie Johnson

Anne Marie Johnson | President, Claflin Co.1. Is Rhode Island a good place to grow jobs? Why or why not? We have a beautiful...
OF RHODE ISLAND'S FIVE COUNTIES, Washington County has its credit card debt most under control relative to per capita income and wealth. / COURTESY SMARTASSET

SmartAsset: Washington Cty. best with credit card debt in R.I., Providence...

PROVIDENCE – With the holiday shopping season at peak activity, SmartAsset is supplying shoppers with some guidance, as it reports on who does the...
MORE THAN 2,700 current and former workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital were affected by the St. Joseph's Health Services of Rhode Island Retirement Plan's funding problems. Above, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. / COURTESY OUR LADY OF FATIMA HOSPITAL

Should any entity make whole the pensions of current and future...

When the pension plan that covers current and former employees of St. Joseph’s and Our Lady of Fatima hospitals was sent into receivership, the...
ON THE FINAL DAY of the legislative sessions for both the House and the Senate in fiscal 2017, the R.I. General Assembly failed to agree on a state budget. Above left, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, right, Dominick J. Ruggerio.

Whose side are you on in the R.I. House-Senate impasse?

Throwing a wrench into the state’s fiscal status, the R.I. House and Senate ended their sessions without passing the same budget, with both House...
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