In Their Own Words

JACK R. WARNER, state commissioner of higher education, says that Rhode Island is working to grow college enrollment. /

Merging colleges robs them of their unique identities

This is the fifth in a series of Newsmaker interviews with business-community leaders focusing on the state budget and the economy. As Rhode Island commissioner...
We are working … to cut the physical number of servers in half. /

DeVivo named BankNewport IT vice president

Roger A. DeVivo has been named vice president of information technology at BankNewport. He will be responsible for all aspects of the bank’s...
‘My job is to help them grow that wealth in a manner consistent with their objectives.’ /

Financial adviser named Wachovia vice president

Eileen Leonard has been named senior vice president, investment officer at Wachovia Securities. She is a financial adviser in the firm’s Providence office. Leonard...
DONNA CUPELO, regional president for Rhode Island and Massachusetts at Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), says despite the lagging economy, her company expects to grow in southeastern New England. /

R.I. well-positioned to ride out the economic storm

(Third in a series of Newsmaker interviews with business-community leaders focusing on the state’s budget deficit and the economy.) As Verizon’s regional president, Donna Cupelo...
‘Businesses in Rhode Island can greatly benefit from this pool of smart, dedicated kids.’ Jami Ouellette /

Designer to bring ideas to R.I. College Crusade

Jami Ouellette has been named to the board of directors for the College Crusade of Rhode Island. Ouellette is president and creative director of...
‘We like to say it’s the steak that speaks for itself.’ /

New general manager named at Ruth’s Chris

Kevin Gaudreau has been named general manager of Ruth’s Chris Steak House. In his most recent post, as executive chef, he developed and managed...

Recycling manager says business needs to help

Sarah Kite, recycling manager for the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation since 2007, manages the state’s recycling programs, as well as recycling operations at...
‘The customer has become more sophisticated to what they want.’ /

Sales director sees diversity in Twin River offerings

Mark Feinberg has been named director of sales for Twin River. A 20-year veteran of the food and beverage industry, Feinberg most recently served...
‘My experiences as a minority in this business will bring a new perspective.’ /

New LIN TV hire will address diversity issues

Rosetta Rolan has been named to the newly created position of director of diversity at LIN TV. Rolan will ensure a variety of cultures,...

Fitting Web sites into the palm of your hand

Web browsing on mobile phones can still be awkward. Most sites aren’t designed to be viewed on two-inch screens, and most users keep their...
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