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Known locally as the bridge project manager for the Interstate 195 Iway bridge, Patricia Steere has more than 30 years of engineering experience. In 2010 she founded Steere Engineering and has built it into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

To get the most out of your business, tap your workforce’s...

Patricia Steere | Steere Engineering Inc. owner and presidentPeople ask my perspective as a woman CEO and engineer. My response is that my goals...
David Pettey is co-founder of Response Technologies, a winner in the 2016 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition that combines additive manufacturing and innovative material science capabilities to create solutions for the military, aerospace, automotive and tactical markets. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A new kind of MVP reinvents invention

David Pettey | Response Technologies LLC co-founder and CEOBy many standards, I am considered an “old dog.” Being a product of the U.S. textile...
Keith A. Hovan joined Southcoast Health System Inc. in 2008 as president of subsidiary Southcoast Hospitals Group and moved into the health care system’s top job in 2011. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Advice to CEOs – stay humble

Keith A. Hovan | Southcoast Health System Inc. CEO and presidentMy career in health care management started in a busy hospital emergency department, which...
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...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am