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CHAMBER KEEPER: John C. Gregory has built the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce into a success in the 27 years since he became CEO and president. Now he’s near retirement.
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John C. Gregory, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner JOHN C. GREGORY | CEO and president, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of CommerceTHE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of...
ALWAYS EXCELLING: Catherine M. Parente, a partner at Sansiveri, Kimball & Co., has held numerous leadership positions at public accounting firms during her 41-year career. 
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Catherine M. Parente, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner CATHERINE M. PARENTE | Partner, Sansiveri, Kimball & Co. LLPHARD WORK HAS long been part of Catherine M....
KEY INGREDIENT: R. Russell Morin Jr., in the kitchen at Russell Morin Catering & Events in Attleboro, says finding the right personnel was the most important step in running his business. 
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R. Russell Morin Jr., 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner R. RUSSELL MORIN JR. | President, Russell Morin Catering & EventsR. RUSSELL “RUSTY” MORIN JR. says he’s had...
FACTORY CERTIFIED: Ronald Yanku has been credited with boosting Edesia Inc.’s production of lifesaving nutritional packets with robotics, while cutting costs and maintaining jobs. He’s plant operations director for the nonprofit.
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Ronald Yanku, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner RONALD YANKU | Plant operations director, Edesia Inc.RONALD YANKU’S 34 YEARS in manufacturing all led to his most...
A CLASS OF HIS OWN: Dennis Littky has gained the reputation of being an innovative educator by developing projects such as College Unbound, a nontraditional, degree-granting school. 
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Dennis Littky, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner DENNIS LITTKY | President, College UnboundWHILE RHODE ISLAND is home to world-renowned institutions of higher education, Dennis Littky...
THE RIGHT MIX: E. Paul Larrat, dean of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, says the pharmacy program is among the nation’s best because of the atmosphere of teamwork among students and faculty.
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E. Paul Larrat, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner E. PAUL LARRAT | Dean of College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode IslandE. PAUL LARRAT MADE a steady...
COMMUNITY LINCHPIN: As longtime executive director of West Elmwood Housing Development Corp., Sharon Conard-Wells has played a role in innovative projects, such as the Sankofa Initiative, that have revived blighted properties. 
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Sharon Conard-Wells, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner SHARON CONARD-WELLS | Executive director, West Elmwood Housing Development Corp.TO HEAR SHARON CONARD-WELLS tell it, she is merely...
CONSTANT PRESENCE: David M. Gilden has been a partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP since the firm was established in 1988.
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David M. Gilden, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner DAVID M. GILDEN | Founding partner, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLPDAVID M. GILDEN WAS originally expected to go...

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CONNECTIONS MADE: Sally E. Lapides says real estate is “a relationship business,” and she’s excelled at making lasting relationships over the years. 
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Sally E. Lapides, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner SALLY E. LAPIDES | CEO and president, Residential Properties Ltd.For Sally E. Lapides, founder, CEO and president of...
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