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A Rhode Island native, Mike Reppucci has built a company culture of experimentation at Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co. that encourages 
his team to be curious and take risks. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Making failure an option helps you find success

Mike Reppucci | Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co. founder and ownerI started Sons of Liberty just like any entrepreneur starts any business...
Paula Grammas, the inaugural executive director of URI’s four-and-a-half-year-old Ryan Institute, brings a distinguished career as a research scientist to Rhode Island. She has been principal investigator or co-investigator on more than $24 million in research grants. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Answers are found often on new, unexpected paths

Paula Grammas | George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, University of Rhode Island executive directorMy parents emigrated from Greece in the 1950s. What...
A BELIEVER IN RHODE ISLAND: Amgen Rhode Island vice president of operations Tia Bush said that the company's decision to build a new plant in Rhode Island was "a testament to our skilled, dedicated workforce" at the company's West Greenwich manufacturing facility. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Trusting in your team helps them soar

Tia Bush | Amgen Inc. vice president for site operations in West Greenwich and Woburn, Mass.I have the pleasure of leading a team of...
Kim Keck grew up in Cumberland. As a fourth-generation Rhode Islander, she jumped at the chance to return to her home state to lead a company that has proudly served Rhode Islanders and local businesses for nearly 80 years. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

Deep local knowledge leads to the best outcomes

Kim Keck | Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO and presidentFor me, leading Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island...
Patrick J. Murray Jr. believes Bristol County Savings Bank’s key values, “commitment, stability and community,” are keys to its success, one sign of which is the bank’s listing among PBN’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the 2018 Book of Lists. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A focus on community yields dividends

Patrick J. Murray Jr. | Bristol County Savings Bank CEO and presidentI long have considered Dennis Kelly, former president and current chairman of the...
With more than a quarter-century at Woodard & Curran – the last 11 years as CEO and the last nine years as chairman of the board – Douglas McKeown is passionate about its culture and about maintaining its success. / COURTESY WOODARD & CURRAN

Diversity and inclusion are smart for business

Douglas McKeown | Woodard & Curran chairman of the board and CEOWhen my daughter was a kid, I got her into golf, believing it...
Ron Sacks
Provdotnet LLC, 
Irontrust Networks CEO / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Embrace failure to succeed

Ron Sacks | Provdotnet LLC, Irontrust Networks CEOIt has taken me most of my professional life to realize that failure is an integral part...
When he founded ADI Energy in 2002, John J. Rizzo knew what he wanted. Starting as an energy services consultant, soon the company added design/build capabilities and now is a comprehensive energy services company, just what Rizzo had in mind. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Live each day with integrity

John J. Rizzo | ADI Energy CEO and presidentThe headlines are full of stories of people doing all the wrong things, whether that be...
Beth Bixby has worked at Tides Family Services for more than 17 years. Never in her wildest dreams did she anticipate following Brother Michael Reis, the founder and now chief visionary officer, as CEO.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Look at leadership through the eyes of followers

Beth A. Bixby | Tides Family Services CEOWhat does it really mean to create a culture to serve others? I have been lucky to...
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 directorI joined Year Up from corporate America because of its commitment to measurable impact.We respond to a...
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