PBN Award Winners

AGE: 31 POSITION: Vice president, manager of Annual Campaign FAVORITE MOVIE: Reservoir Dogs FAVORITE HOBBY: Performing regional theater FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Caribbean Islands PROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Theater Director NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Watch /

Carissa Hill

Carissa Hill had not planned to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector a decade ago, when she first joined the United Way of...
AGE: 38 POSITION: Online business strategy consultant FAVORITE MOVIE: Brazil FAVORITE HOBBY: Collecting vintage industrial items FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: South Pacific PROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Urban Planning NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: iPhone /

Jack Templin

Jack Templin is well known in the Rhode Island information technology community as the co-founder of the Providence Geeks and RI Nexus. But the...
AGE: 39 POSITION: Vice President of Technology, Gaming Solutions FAVORITE MOVIE: Pulp Fiction FAVORITE HOBBY: Running FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Any beach PROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Own my own business NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Pictures of my kids in my BlackBerry /

Rachel Barber

Throughout her career, Rachel Barber has been guided by the words of author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki, who urged listeners to “challenge...
AGE: 25 POSITION: Chairman FAVORITE MOVIE: Braveheart FAVORITE HOBBY: Collecting Brown University memorabilia FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Newport PROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Museum curator NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Pedometer /

Rajiv Kumar

At 25, Rajiv Kumar is young enough to embrace the opportunity in risk, yet old enough to put grand plans for societal change into...
AGE: 37 POSITION: Managing partner FAVORITE MOVIE: Lord of the Rings FAVORITE HOBBY: Cycling FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Maldives PROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Chef NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Smartphone /

Allan Tear

When the state’s economic development leaders talk about attracting workers in the innovation economy to Rhode Island, they are talking about Allan Tear. The...
AGE: 37 POSITION: CEO FAVORITE MOVIE: The Hudsucker Proxy FAVORITE HOBBY: Raquetball FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico PROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Small-business consultant NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: My appreciation of the simple things in life /

Eric Weiner

Eric Weiner’s resume is simple yet revealing. He went to Johnson & Wales University and graduated in 1993. And he is still the CEO...
AGE: 38 POSITION: Senior audit manager FAVORITE MOVIE: Heat FAVORITE HOBBY: Playing with my 4-year-old son FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Bermuda PROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Teaching NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Rings /

Judith Ventura

Judith Ventura knows the value of hard work. After completing her undergraduate degree in management at Bryant University, Ventura (as she is known professionally,...

Business Excellence Awards nominees wanted

Providence Business News is now accepting nominations and applications for its eighth annual Business Excellence Awards. The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday,...

AFS again among nation’s best places to work

CHICAGO – Advanced Financial Services Inc. of Newport was honored at the Society for Human Resource Management Inc.’s 60th Annual Conference & Exposition as...

Ch. 10 wins national honors for news excellence

CRANSTON – The news team at NBC 10 WJAR television has won national honors for outstanding achievement in broadcast journalism, in the Television: Small...
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