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Friday, September 21, 2018

One Last Thing

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...
Cheryl W. Snead is the founder, CEO and president of Banneker Industries Inc., a North Smithfield-based, integrated logistics and supply-chain management company, and co-founder of the Supply Chain Management Summit at Bryant University. / COURTESY BANNEKER INDUSTRIES

Think and act F.A.S.T.

To succeed in business today you have to be FAST … not only in terms of speed of thought and execution, but in terms...
After nearly 20 years with Toray, Michael Brandmeier took the reins at its North Kingstown facility last summer. Its leading position in the market is the result of technological innovation, but as Brandmeier notes, a healthy dose of optimism helped. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Attitude is everything

It's my belief that to succeed in life you need to have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and optimism.Optimism, however, is...
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