Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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PBN Award Winners

AGE: 34

POSITION: Senior associate

FAVORITE MOVIE: Fletch

FAVORITE HOBBY: Snow skiing

FAVOITE VACATION SPOT:
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

PROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Pastor

NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Cell phone /

Spencer McCombe

A Wisconsin native, Spencer C. McCombe found his way to Rhode Island during the early 1990s, when he enrolled in a five-year Bachelor of...
AGE: 38

POSITION: President

FAVORITE MOVIE: Pay It Forward

FAVORITE HOBBY: Reading

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: 
Disney

PROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Politics

NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Pictures of my family /

Anthony Gemma

How many plumbers can say they also hold a law degree? At least one in Rhode island. That would be Anthony Gemma, president of...
AGE: 35

POSITION: Audit Principal

FAVORITE MOVIE: Shawshank Redemption

FAVORITE HOBBY: Golf

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: 
Pine Point, Maine

PROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Astronaut

NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Wallet /

Patrick Quinn

Patrick Quinn joined Tofias PC three years ago, and has played a key role in the growth of the firm’s Rhode Island branch, which...

A fresh R.I. breeze, 40 strong

You could say that this year’s 40 Under Forty are connected. After all, they all have risen in a short time to positions of...

Kerri Quinn Jaffe

Kerri Quinn Jaffe began her career kicking up her heels as a member of the Rockettes, the famously long-legged chorus line of women who...

Kenneth Robinson

Kenneth W. Robinson never got to meet him, but he says the late Robert F. Kennedy is responsible for starting him on a successful...
AGE: 35

POSITION: Co-director

FAVORITE MOVIE: Must Love Dogs

FAVORITE HOBBY: Walking

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: 
Caribbean Islands

PROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Commissioner of Education

NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Cell phone /

Nancy Diaz Bain

One student at a time” is the motto of Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center. For Nancy Diaz Bain, The Met School’s co-director, it’s...
AGE: 31

POSITION: Senior Interior Designer

FAVORITE MOVIE: Amelie 
FAVORITE HOBBY: Cycling 
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Key West

PROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Movie set designer

NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Bottle of water and ChapStick
 /

Jessica Hill

Jessica Hill is a busy woman. She is the senior interior designer and project manager at Ed Wojcik Architect in Providence, heading the firm’s...
AGE: 37

POSITION: Director, product marketing

FAVORITE MOVIE: When Harry Met Sally

FAVORITE HOBBY: 
Spending time with my two girls

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: 
Bermuda

PROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Teaching at a university

NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Positive attitude /

Erin Plaziak

During her 15-year career at MetLife Auto & Home in Warwick, Erin Plaziak has learned that working for a large corporation has its benefits,...
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...

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