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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Martha Sheridan has been engaged in destination marketing and development in Rhode Island for more than two decades, a passion that stems from her lifelong love of her home state. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Clear contact supports execution

At the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, our purpose is to benefit Rhode Island's economy through leisure travel and by booking conventions and...
Robert Padula started in the insurance business 46 years ago with a college degree in hand and military service behind him, thinking that all he needed was hard work to get ahead. He joined Gencorp Insurance in 1969, becoming CEO in 1985. He has learned there is a lot more to it. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Trust, loyalty are foundational

My first sale was a policy for a childhood friend and his wife. The resulting commission was less than $10, of which the firm...
President and CEO of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island since 2008, Diana Franchitto took on the same role for Visiting Nurse Home Care subsequent to their 2012 affiliation. But her focus has always been on the organizations' clients. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Inspire and engage

Every successful leader understands the need for certain skills: strategic thinking, innovative vision, the ability to execute well and to be a driver of...
The CEO of Narragansett Bay Insurance Co. has taken the coastal homeowners insurer from $172.8 million in revenue in 2012 to $240.3 million last year. The company's success is due to the processes and procedures its people follow, as he explains. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Focus on what you do best

At Narragansett Bay Insurance Co., we have a simple, clear reason for being – to provide peace of mind to responsible homeowners living in...
Peter M. Marino joined Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island as president and CEO in September 2014. Neighborhood's membership has since grown by 25 percent. Below he shares the "secret recipe" behind such growth and the years of success that preceded it. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Mission-driven leadership

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, which ranks fifth highest in the nation for quality amongst its peers by NCQA, consistently delivers high-quality, cost-effective...
Since buying The Claflin Co. in 1976, Ted Almon has taken it from near closing to a $200 million medical-products supplier that employs more than 200. This week, however, it isn't growth that he's focused on. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Securing the future

Like many of my baby boomer peers, I have been thinking lately about my eventual retirement and hoping that the company I have been...
Thomas A. Lawson took over from Chairman and CEO Shivan S. Subramaniam at the beginning of 2015. Here Lawson sets out to break the myth that the only way to succeed in business is to change jobs every few years. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

People are best investment

Recently, a newly hired 23-year-old employee said to me, "in college we're taught if you don't get promoted within two years of taking a...
Lester Schindel has a keen sense of what is to come in Rhode Island health care delivery. Here he shares four key ways our state's health care paradigm will need to change to address population health management. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A changing landscape

I'm fortunate to lead a health system that is a joint venture of two respected Rhode Island hospitals – Roger Williams Medical Center and...
Peter Hayes and Karl Sherry were working for a Boston-based commercial brokerage when they decided to found their own company in Providence. And despite at least two boom-and-bust cycles, they have found success by following these ideas: / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVEREZ EWANS

Add value for clients

Soon after Hayes & Sherry was formed in 1990, the New England banking crisis hit. In 1991 came the closing of 45 banks and...
Alex and Ani LLC's Carolyn Rafaelian's approach to business and life has yielded dramatic results. Revenue in 2008 was $1.1 million; last year it was more than $200 million. This is how she got there. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Stay true to ?your core

We all have one shot at living life the way we see it, and we really can create the path we want by being...
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