In Their Own Words

"THERE IS a national shortage of qualified health-care workers and organizations have to pay higher and higher amounts to attract and retain these workers," says Jamie Moran is an employee-benefit specialist with Needham, Mass.-based Provider Insurance Group. /

Five Questions With: Jamie Moran

Jamie Moran is an employee-benefit specialist with Needham, Mass.-based Provider Insurance Group, an independent insurance agency with offices in Woonsocket and Belmont, Mass. Moran...
Sean Redfern /

Redfern named a top associate at architecture firm

Sean Redfern has been named senior associate at Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects Inc. Since joining the firm in 2000, Redfern has been...

In R.I., word of mouth<br> can be powerful advertising

As the CEO of JWT, the world’s fourth-largest advertising agency, Providence native Bob Jeffrey has a powerful influence over the messages Americans see and...
A BETTER PLACE: Thomas A. Mann Jr., executive director of The Pawtucket Foundation, says that despite the economic crisis, projects are ongoing in the city. /

Foundation’s chief sees great future in Pawtucket

The Pawtucket Foundation, organized by leaders in the local business and nonprofit sectors, advocates for projects in Pawtucket that will spark economic development, improve...
R.I. HOUSING Executive Director Richard Godfrey would like to see state legislation that better protects tenants in foreclosed properties. /

R.I. Housing plans program, staffing cuts of 10%

For the last 15 years, Richard H. Godfrey Jr. has served as the executive director of Rhode Island Housing, a quasi-public state agency...

Everlasting Designs takes creative approach to IT

David Vernaglia grew up with computers – those big, clunky things available in the ’80s, then their sleeker, more sophisticated successors. After graduating from...

Veteran scribe to head <br>UWRI public relations

Faye B. Zuckerman has been named vice president of public relations at United Way of Rhode Island. She will be responsible for managing the...
"OIL AND GAS are expensive no matter where you live. One of the different challenges in Westerly versus Providence is, arguably, access to employment," said WARM Volunteer Coordinator Leah Eagan-Stoddard. /

Five Questions With: Leah Eagan-Stoddard

Westerly Area Rest Meals Inc. this month kicked off a new campaign for helping residents heat their homes this winter. The nonprofit’s volunteer coordinator,...
"WE AREN'T anywhere near the kind of desperation and glut of skilled professionals in the market that we saw in 2002 ... but the market has softened," says James Wright, a partner at Bridge Technical Solutions. /

Five Questions With: James Wright

With the state’s unemployment rate nearing 9 percent and economists predicting the worst recession in a quarter century, it’s not an easy time to...
The ultimate goal is to satisfy a need for a customer. /

Silveira named marketing head at NetCenergy

Diane Silveira has been named sales and marketing coordinator at NetCenergy. She will oversee client communications and scheduling of sales professionals for a growing...

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