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CHANGE THROUGH TRUST: Margaret M. “Peg” Van Bree, right, president of Rhode Island Hospital, does not micromanage staff while still making significant changes. Here, she meets with Dr. Latha Sivaprasad, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Rhode Island Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

With Van Bree’s broad perspectives, hospitals win

Prioritizing her time, gathering robust perspectives and teaching others have helped shape Margaret M. “Peg” Van Bree into an impactful leader in the never-a-dull-moment...
COURT LOVE: Mary Heath is an avid tennis player, which gives her added motivation to promote the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport in the region and across the globe. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Income, exposure reach new heights

Mary Heath | International Tennis Hall of Fame, chief marketing officerMary Heath once worked with professional tennis legend Billie Jean King, helping to run...
SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE: AstroNova CEO and President Gregory A. Woods, left, with press operator Thomas Frey, has transformed the company's product line and reinforced its values while embracing lean management. The result: record revenue in 2016. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Sound strategy, shared values deliver strong results

With Gregory A. Woods' arrival came the start of big changes for a data-visualization technology company in West Warwick. Its name, for one.With Woods...
A SOUND BET: With approval by the voters of Rhode Island and Tiverton, John E. Taylor Jr.'s Twin River Worldwide Holdings can now move forward with a new gaming facility in Tiverton to replace the poorly performing Newport Grand. Here, Taylor addresses attendees at PBN's 2016 Business Excellence Awards dinner. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Taylor draws a winning hand

John E. Taylor Jr., chairman of Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc., knows about gaming. And he's about to show Rhode Island what he knows...
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CONVERSATION: Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg took part in Providence Business News' 30th Anniversary business-leader roundtable. In background are Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Managing Director Alan H. Litwin, left, and MojoTech founder and CEO Nick Kishfy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Saying what he thinks for effect

With nearly 30 years in banking, Neil D. Steinberg knows the potential money can have. But he also knows its limitations; leadership is also...
A BIG WIN: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, while not able to lure General Electric's global headquarters to Rhode Island (the multinational chose Boston for its new home), was happy that the company decided to locate some of its new GE Digital operations in Providence. Here she is seen with GE Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey S. Bornstein. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

For Raimondo, it’s people that matter

Before becoming governor, Gina M. Raimondo won notoriety as general treasurer for reforming the state's underfunded pension system. Since taking the state's chief executive...
A CITY FOCUS: Former Providence Mayor Joseph R. Paolino is leading the effort to make Kennedy Plaza less confrontational and – according to him and other business leaders – more hospitable to businesspeople and visitors. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Downtown is where Paolino’s heart is

From an economic development perspective, it's safe to say that Joseph R. Paolino Jr. has a broad overview and robust perspective of Rhode Island...
DISTRACTED LEADERSHIP: Providence City Council President Luis A. Aponte has made some progress on economic-development issues, but by the end of 2016, conflict with Mayor Jorge O. Elorza kept the city from being able to access a $40 million infrastructure bond. / PBN FILE PHOTO

A first, but also old-style politics

Providence City Council President Luis A. Aponte – who represents Ward 10 – has served many terms on the council, first elected in 1998....
LINDA THOMAS of the Slocum section of North Kingstown and Samantha Clark of Coventry, a senior studying psychology and gerontology at the University of Rhode Island, are seen taking a selfie at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on the Kingston campus. Clark and Thomas were paired up for intergenerational technology tutoring through the URI Engaging Generations: Cyber-Seniors Program. / COURTESY SAMANTHA CLARK

Elder tech program now part of URI curriculum

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For a senior citizen, jumping online or sending a text may be just short of impossible if they have had no...

Solar shines for SESA N.H. project

WARWICK – SESA, makers of transportation messaging technologies, just tested and commissioned several solar-powered weigh-station signs in New Hampshire.SESA partnered with New England Signal...
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