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Randall S. Barko took the reins of Ximedica in April 2012. Previously, the president and CEO spent the majority of his career in the manufacturing sector building global teams with emphasis in the health care marketplace. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

There’s no ‘I’ in team

At Ximedica we are all about teams – Program Teams. They are only as strong as their weakest members. At Ximedica our development process...
Cheryl M. Zimmerman was a founding director and adviser to FarSounder from its inception. A year into the company's growth she came on full time to get the technology commercialized and into the global market. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Work locally, succeed globally

Anyone who knows us has heard my mantra of "stay focused on our company goals." From the beginning, our goal has been to see...
Elizabeth Francis has been executive director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities for three and a half years, where she is building on the council's grant program through strategic partnerships. / PBN PHOTO/RUPEERT WHITELEY

Collaborate early, often for best results

On April 20, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities awarded more than $124,000 in grants to support 14 projects that, while diverse, all...
A Texas Instruments veteran, Martha Sullivan became chief operating officer of Sensata Technologies Inc. when it was spun off from T.I. in 2006. She became president of Sensata in 2010 and CEO in 2013. / COURTESY SENSATA/AL WEEMS PHOTOGRAPHER

Missions that matter

I couldn't be more proud of all that we have accomplished at Sensata as we celebrate our centennial in 2016. We owe our success...
John M. Kelly has had a busy career, with significant volunteer commitments to go with a busy professional schedule. But his nearly two decades at Meeting Street have taught him more than he could learn in his other roles. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Inspire, share and lead

As the oldest of six, I'm used to being in charge. As an attorney you're trained to critically think, analyze, decide and then do...
Having seen juvenile malnutrition in her father's native Tanzania, Navyn Salem started making ready-to-use food in Rhode Island. Edesia's success has led the nonprofit to expand this spring, growing jobs here and expanding where it can combat childhood hunger globally. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

No experience required

I had a grant application due last week. It posed the simple question: "What experience has prepared you to carry out your mission?" I...
Since taking the helm of the family business in 1980, 64-year-old Daniel "Dan" Shedd has guided it through the collapse of the local jewelry industry and established a strong foundation for future generations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Trust is a powerful force

I joined TBC directly out of URI in 1974 and five years later took over stewardship of the company when my father retired. For...
Ellen Ford is a homegrown Rhode Island success story. A Newport native, she graduated from the University of Rhode Island and advanced from teller to the top job at Middletown-based People's Credit Union. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

A foundation of trust

People do business with people – not with companies. That is why relationships built on a foundation of trust are so important. Everything starts...
ELIZABETH BURKE Bryant has served as the head of Rhode Island Kids Count since its founding. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Find your niche and do it well

Rhode Island Kids Count started in 1994 with the central goal of informing public policy with the best data on the well-being of Rhode...
H. John Keimig has 30 years of health care experience leading hospital and consultancy organizations. Nonprofit Healthcentric Advisors recently received a $57 million federal contract to provide health care quality-improvement services to all six New England states. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Want change? Empower people

In 1994 Healthcentric Advisors was founded with a mission of improving the quality and patient safety of health care provided to Rhode Island's elderly....

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