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INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP: AAA Northeast diversity and inclusion leaders gather outside their Providence headquarters. They are, from left, Robert Conners, travel agent; Isabel Stewart, project coordinator; Catherine Mendez, web content strategist; Randy Delgado, senior vice president of strategy and innovation; Sarah Palmer, project specialist; Karen Diehl, senior employee experience specialist; Djelisa Daveiga, lead insurance processor; and Donna Goncalves, human resources manager. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Hiring a diverse workforce part of business growth strategy at AAA...

PBN Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2021 Other Professional Services: AAA Northeast Bringing a diversity of people into workplaces, C-suites and board rooms is the moral...
HIGH PROTECTION: Panelists discuss the importance of employee training in cybersecurity. Clockwise from top left: Jon Fredrickson, certified information security manager, chief risk officer/corporate affairs at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Cindy Lepore, vice president and client adviser, Marsh McLennan Agency LLC; Jason Albuquerque, chief operating officer at Envision Technology Advisors LLC; and Tony Faria, chief information security officer and security strategist for Consortium Networks. PBN Editor Michael Mello, bottom left, moderates.

PBN summit: In trying to repel cyber threats, companies can’t go...

Cybercriminals are getting ever more creative, flexible and greedy. To defend themselves, organizations of every kind and size must persuade employees and vendors of...
EAST MEETS WEST: Catherine DeOrsey, founder and CEO of Integrative Healthcare Solutions Inc. in West Greenwich, talks with Cassie White, right, and Lily Oulette. DeOrsey says Western medicine needs a dose of Eastern holistic health care. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Integrative Healthcare Solutions seeks to bring holistic care to forefront

PBN 2021 Innovative Companies Awards Education: Integrative Healthcare Solutions Inc. Since its creation in 2019, Integrative Healthcare Solutions Inc. and its founder have been feeling their...

Capitalization and institutional investment crucial to Centreville’s success

PBN 2021 Fastest Growing Companies Awards $25 million - $75 million: 2. Centreville Bank CEO (or equivalent): Harold M. Horvat, chairman, CEO and president 2020 Revenue:...
ABILITY TO ADAPT: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of employees at the Providence Marriott Downtown plummeted from more than 200 to eight. Susan Colucci, the hotel’s controller, says she had to relearn the systems her staff had been handling, such as accounting, purchasing and human resources as a result. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Susan Colucci

PBN 2021 Leaders & Achievers Awards Susan Colucci | Controller, Marriott Providence Downtown Just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. in March 2020, the...
HEARING ALL SIDES: William Bryan, principal in charge of Rhode Island Pre-K-12 education projects for Gilbane Building Co. in Providence, says leadership requires “listening to understand who the other party is and what their perspectives are.” / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

William Bryan

PBN 2021 Leaders & Achievers Awards William Bryan | Principal in charge, R.I. Pre-K-12 education projects, Gilbane Building Co. In his role as principal in...
PUMPING IRON: U-Haul International Inc.’s Travis Ambrose, right, lifts weights while General Manager Corey Perry, left, and Assistant General Manager Will De La Cruz look on.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

U-Haul wellness program gets employees moving, targets specific needs

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 5,000+ EMPLOYEES: 1. U-Haul International Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Edward J. “Joe” Shoen, CEO and president Number of employees: 13,262 U-Haul International...

CVS pulls out many options to serve workers’ health

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 5,000+ EMPLOYEES: 2. CVS Health Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Karen S. Lynch, CEO and president Number of employees: 300,000 CVS Health Corp., the...

Lifespan partners with Bright Horizons to provide child care for employees

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 5,000+ EMPLOYEES: 3. Lifespan Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, CEO and president Number of employees: 12,211 Very soon after most...
SPECIAL DELIVERY: AAA Northeast driving instructor Sharon O’Brien delivers meals for Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past 15 months, AAA has shifted from holding its wellness challenges to focusing on employees’ mental well-being by supporting the community. / COURTESY AAA NORTHEAST

Financial well-being an integral part of AAA Northeast wellness programs

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 1,500-4,999 EMPLOYEES: 1. AAA Northeast CEO (or equivalent): John Galvin, CEO and president Number of employees: 2,690 Physical pain can and does keep...

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