Wednesday, May 5, 2021


One Last Thing

After spending the majority of her career focused on metrics and sales at General Mills, Cathy Doyle joined the nationally renowned workforce-development nonprofit Year Up in 2012 to lead corporate partnerships with employers such as Amica Mutual Insurance Co., Hasbro Inc. and Lifespan Corp. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

High expectations and measurable results equal success

Cathy Doyle | Year Up Providence executive director I joined Year Up from corporate America because of its commitment to measurable impact. We respond to a...

As technology evolves, so you must reinvent and transform your business

Jennifer Shaheen | Technology Therapy Group LLC founder and president Nothing stands still. If you’re not constantly looking for new opportunities, you won’t find one...
Chanda Womack has made a mark since arriving in the United States in 1980. Her efforts to help underprivileged urban youth led her to found ARISE in late 2016 to combat the poor educational outcomes among Southeast Asian children in the region. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mission-driven leadership requires stewardship as well

Chanda Womack Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians executive director For over a decade, I have immersed myself in many different capacities in the nonprofit sector,...
After 35 years in the telecom and internet business, David Marble finds the purpose of OSHEAN – which is dedicated to supporting the region’s anchor institutions with fiber, internet and cloud services – differentiating and key to both member and staff satisfaction. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Balancing culture and production is every leader’s challenge

David Marble | Ocean State Higher Education Economic ­Development and Administrative Network CEO I became more and more aware of the criticality of corporate culture...
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has blazed a singular career path. Child of Guatemalan immigrants, he attended Harvard Law School, taught law at Roger Williams University and became a Providence Housing Court judge before being elected mayor in 2014.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Don’t do things the way they have always been done

Jorge O. Elorza| Providence mayor All my life, I’ve never accepted the “way things were always done” as a response to age-old problems. As mayor, a...
After nearly two decades in the mortgage industry, David Currie founded Province Mortgage Associates with a vision that included exceptional customer service at its core. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Don’t be afraid to hire people smarter than you

David Currie | Province Mortgage Associates Inc. president I founded Province Mortgage Associates Inc. in 2005 with a vision and passion to create something...
Alan H. Litwin has been deeply engaged in the business community, as well as his religious community. But his commitment to his company stands out even more, highlighted by KLR having been named a Best Place To Work for all 12 years PBN has sponsored the program. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

You don’t have to look far for innovative ideas

Alan H. Litwin | Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd. managing director Thomas Edison once said, “There’s a way to do it better … find...

Stuart R. Benton has been CEO and president of Bradford Soap Works for a year and a half, following a stint as chief financial officer for more than five years. He started his career as a certified public accountant. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A passionate approach yields results and no regrets

Stuart R. Benton | The Original Bradford Soap Works Inc. CEO and president I grew up in Bangor, Maine, where sports played a big part...

Management is a service job

Dr. Louis B. Rice | University Medicine Foundation CEO, ­president and physician-in-chief Leading a group of physicians is a complex endeavor that requires honesty and...
A bout with cancer strengthened Rhode Island Quality Institute President and CEO Laura Adams’ belief in a statewide health-information exchange and provided her a roadmap 
for how to improve it. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Insight can come in unexpected ways

Laura Adams | Rhode Island Quality Institute president & CEO “I’m sorry, it’s cancer.” I felt shock and dread. That’s impossible – I’m so healthy!...

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