Brown Medicine’s Kashmanian named Career Achiever in PBN’s 2023 C-Suite Awards program

Updated at 9:26 a.m.

ANN M. KASHMANIAN, CEO of Brown Medicine, has been named the 2023 Career Achiever for PBN's C-Suite Awards program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
ANN M. KASHMANIAN, CEO of Brown Medicine, has been named the 2023 Career Achiever for PBN's C-Suite Awards program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PROVIDENCE – Ann M. Kashmanian, CEO of Brown Medicine, has been named the 2023 Career Achiever for Providence Business News’ annual C-Suite Awards program.

Kashmanian, who has lead the Providence-based health nonprofit for five years, has helped Brown Medicine expand services available to patients, such as expanding the gastroenterology division by opening an outpatient endoscopy suite in East Providence. Kashmanian – a past PBN Business Women Awards winner – also helped the organization navigate several challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Geralyn Hashway, director of accounts and operations for Warwick-based marketing agency McGuinness Media & Marketing, has been named the 2023 Rising Star. She helped the firm develop a new client account onboarding process and procedure that allows for efficiency on both the client and agency side, as well as handles all the firm’s employee needs.

Kashmanian and Hashway are among 13 top C-level executives from the public, private and nonprofit sectors being honored by the publication for their efforts as innovators, community leaders and role models. The honorees will be recognized at an awards event on April 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Omni Providence Hotel.

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A special section highlighting each honoree will be published in the April 28-May 11 edition of PBN.

The honorees were chosen in nine categories – Career Achiever, Rising Star, Small Private Company, Midsize Private Company, Large Private Company, Public Company, Education, Government Agencies and Nonprofit/Social Services Agencies – with some categories based on local employee count.

The other 2023 C-Suite honorees, based on category, are:


  • Deborah A. Thomas, Hasbro Inc. executive vice president and chief financial officer


  • Christopher D. LaVine, Marstone Inc. co-founder, chief financial officer and chief strategy officer
  • Brian Morley, ResusciTech Inc. chief marketing officer
  • Michael Friedman, Paolino Properties LP director of sales and leasing


  • Bruce Berard, Stanley Tree Service Inc. vice president and chief operating officer
  • Roxanne Nelson, Falvey Insurance Group chief people officer


  • Jon Giampietro, Taco Inc./Taco Comfort Solutions senior vice president of operations


  • E. Paul Larrat, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy dean


  • Jason Gomez, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport chief technology officer
  • Anika Kimble-Huntley, R.I. Commerce Corp. chief marketing officer


  • Meghan Grady, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island executive director

Tickets for PBN’s C-Suite Awards program can be purchased online at KPMG LLC is the program’s presenting sponsor.

(CORRECTION: McGuinness Media & Marketing is a marketing agency.)

James Bessette is the PBN special projects editor, and also covers the nonprofit and education sectors. You may reach him at You may also follow him on Twitter at @James_Bessette.

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