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Four years ago, Renaud Megard left behind a travel-heavy, corporate job and bought Nameplates for Industry. He hasn’t looked back, balancing more time with his family and building a small business. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

By creating a path to success, workforce issues can be solved

Renaud Megard | NFI LLC president and CEO Throughout my career in various industries, the biggest challenges I have faced have come from finding the...
In addition to serving as the eighth president of Wheaton College, Dennis M. Hanno is the founder and CEO of IDEA4Africa, a nonprofit that mentors and incubates young entrepreneurs who are addressing community needs while building local businesses. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Trust, communication empower employees to innovate

Dennis M. Hanno | Wheaton College president | IDEA4Africa founder and CEO Businesses and organizations that are innovative typically share one characteristic: a culture that...
Since establishing Case Snow Management in 2009, Jason Case has led the company through a decade of growth, earning recognitions on PBN’s 2015, 2016 and 2018 Fastest Growing Companies lists.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Growth requires a strong foundation, starting with people

Jason Case | Case Snow Management Inc. president and CEO As a snow-management company, there are countless critical elements to our operation – from an...

Big challenges can lead to opportunities to innovate

Timothy F. Horan | National Grid Rhode Island president Replacing a critical piece of energy infrastructure, such as our South Street substation, which powers most...
Before becoming president and CEO of Thundermist Health Center in 2017, Jeanne LaChance served as the health care provider’s chief financial officer, which followed executive positions at Westerly Hospital and United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, N.Y. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A deep connection to clients yields results and loyalty

Jeanne LaChance | Thundermist Health Center president and CEO After more than 20 fulfilling years working in hospital administration elsewhere, I have reached a new...
Before starting his tenure as CEO of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and the State-Wide MLS in January 2015, Philip Tedesco served as CEO of three other Realtor associations in the West. In addition, he has served in leadership positions with other residential and commercial real estate organizations. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Servant leadership a formula for full staff engagement

Philip B. Tedesco | Rhode Island Association of Realtors, State-Wide MLS CEO and Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island executive director Success has 1,000 fathers and failure...
Prior to founding Biograph Venture Development roughly a year ago, Richard G. Horan led the publicly funded, nonprofit venture capital Slater Technology Fund. Now he looks to concentrate on Rhode Island’s life sciences and biotechnology sectors with Biograph.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

If innovation is desired, then sustained commitment is needed

Richard G. Horan | Biograph Venture Development LLC founder and principal The critical inputs to building an innovation economy are said to include talent, technology...
Sen. Jack Reed has been in the Senate since 1997, after serving six years in the U.S. House. Rhode Island’s senior senator has made a name for himself nationally in military affairs, currently serving as the ranking member on the Senate’s Committee on Armed Services. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Coalitions keep partners focused

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed | D-R.I. Getting things done in the U.S. Senate requires consensus. It means working across the aisle and building an honorable,...
Tuni Schartner is chief marketing officer of the Mill at Lafayette in North Kingstown and director of The Hive co-working space there, owner of TS Consulting and now the head of Innovate Newport, an under-construction technology incubator located in the former Sheffield School. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Instant success the result of planned happenstance connections

Tuni Schartner | Innovate Newport director of entrepreneurship and innovation We’ve all heard the stories of a chance meeting leading to the next big thing,...
With deep experience in nursing, ranging from being an RN, to earning a Ph.D. in nursing and being the executive director of the Rhode Island State Nurses Association, Pamela L. McCue understands all aspects of the profession and 
its importance to quality health care delivery. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Staying true to the mission defines path to success

Pamela L. McCue | Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College CEO The demand for registered nurses will continue to grow, but it is not just...
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