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LEAN ON ME: Webster Bank N.A. Senior Vice President and Senior Fiduciary Officer Rogean Makowski relies on a philosophy called “lean into change,” focusing efforts on how best to infuse innovation, process and risk management, and problem resolution into each client relationship. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Makowski’s early change in direction leads to wealth of success with...

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 INDUSTRY LEADER, FINANCIAL SERVICES: Rogean Makowski | Webster Bank N.A. ROGEAN MAKOWSKI wasn’t always certain what career path she would...
TAKING CHANCES: Bank of America Corp. Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager Amy Walsh says young people should not shy away from things they don’t like, and should be willing to take those challenges on. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Bank of America’s Walsh understands risk and also sees rewards

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 WOMAN TO WATCH, FINANCIAL SERVICES: Amy Walsh | Bank of America Corp. FOR AMY WALSH, senior vice president and relationship...
COMBATING COVID-19: Shannon Sullivan, interim chief operating officer at Women & Infants Hospital, was at the forefront of helping set up a field hospital at the former Citizens Bank building in Cranston to handle a possible influx of COVID-19 patients. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

There’s no problem too tough for Sullivan at Kent Hospital

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 INDUSTRY LEADER, HEALTH CARE SERVICES: Shannon Sullivan | Women & Infants Hospital SHANNON SULLIVAN, interim chief operating officer at Women...
FAST TRACK: Dr. Caroline Chang has seen her direct-care dermatology practice grow to treating more than 500 patients. / COURTESY DR. CAROLINE CHANG

Chang’s mantra at Rhode Island Dermatology Institute is putting patients first

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 WOMAN TO WATCH, HEALTH CARE SERVICES: Dr. Caroline Chang | R.I. Dermatology Institute IN JUST TWO YEARS, Dr. Caroline Chang...
COMMUNITY ASSET: Pranzi Catering and Events co-owner and CEO Lisa Marie Mattiello partners with local high schools to provide internships to challenged students and works with several nonprofit organizations on their events. / COURTESY PRANZI CATERING AND EVENTS

Pranzi’s Mattiello helps make events special, while keeping it all in...

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 INDUSTRY LEADER, HOSPITALITY: Lisa Marie Mattiello | Pranzi Catering and Events LISA MARIE MATTIELLO has always been drawn to hospitality. She...
HEAD OF THE CLASS: Rhode Island Hospitality Association Chief Operating Officer Heather Singleton helped the association increase the number of courses it offers, including developing “Coaching for First-Time ­Managers.” / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION

Heather Singleton’s hospitality to others provides major benefit to the community

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 WOMAN TO WATCH, HOSPITALITY: Heather Singleton | Rhode Island Hospitality Association THOSE IN THE HOSPITALITY industry are passionate about serving...
LABOR INTENSIVE: Among the many roles that Stacie Collier, professional personnel partner at Nixon Peabody LLP, has held with the firm is co-chair of the labor and employment practice group. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Practice makes perfect for Collier at Nixon Peabody

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 INDUSTRY LEADER, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: Stacie Collier | Nixon Peabody LLP IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE one of America’s top lawyers feeling...
DEAL-MAKER: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Employer Segment Vice President Tara DeMoura led a team to bring in significant clientele, including the state and Lifespan Corp. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS 
& BLUE SHIELD OF 
RHODE ISLAND

Blue Cross’s DeMoura’s fast-thinking leads to greater outcomes

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 WOMAN TO WATCH, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: Tara DeMoura | Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island TARA DEMOURA HAS GAINED...
TAKING ACTION: Women’s Fund of Rhode Island Executive Director Kelly Nevins frequently advocates for women’s reproductive rights and economic concerns, such as pushing for the passage of the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplace Act and the Reproductive Privacy Act. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Women’s Fund’s Nevins pushes for equality in Rhode Island

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 INDUSTRY LEADER, SOCIAL SERVICES/NONPROFIT: Kelly Nevins | Women’s Fund of Rhode Island KELLY NEVINS COLORFULLY summarizes Women’s Fund of Rhode...
WIND SPEED: North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kristin Urbach has been working closely with Quonset Business Park, R.I. Commerce Corp. and Chamber board members to increase training and preparation for the wind-power industry. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

NK chamber’s Urbach summoning the power of wind to Rhode Island

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 WOMAN TO WATCH, SOCIAL SERVICES/NONPROFIT: Kristin Urbach | North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce WIND FARMERS FROM AROUND the nation and...

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