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Chair
Mim L. Runey, LP.D.
Chancellor
Johnson & Wales University

Treasurer
Keith D. Kelly
President, Citizens Bank R.I
Citizens Financial Group

President & CEO
Michael DiBiase
Rhode Island Public
Expenditure Council

Vice Chair
Patrick A. Rogers
Partner
Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP

Secretary
James H. Hahn
Partner
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

2022 RIPEC Board of Directors & Trustees

*Director     **Honorary

Lisa Ahart

Vice President U.S. Corporate Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety
Toray Plastics (America)

Peter Arden

Chairman & CEO
The Arden Corporation

Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong

President
Salve Regina University

Mark Bamford

Vice President & Corporate Controller
Textron

Sheelagh Beaulieu

Sr. Director, State Income Tax
CVS Health

Roger Begin

Principal
F.L. Putnam Investment Management Company

Kathrin Belliveau*

EVP and Chief Purpose Officer
Hasbro

Brian Britson*

Vice President Site Operations
Amgen

Robert Brooks*

Managing Partner
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Peter Brown

Managing Partner
CitrinCooperman

Elizabeth Catucci

President
Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

Michele Cinquegrano*

Regional Director
Verizon

Sean O. Coffey, Esq.

Partner/Real Estate Group/Environmental Law, Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Burns & Levinson LLP

Robert Colucci

Chief Financial Officer
Collette Vacations

Gina Cunningham*

Executive Director, Naval Surface & Undersea Systems
Raytheon Missiles & Defense

Albert Dahlberg*

Associate Vice President
Gov. & Community Relations
Brown University

Jason M. DaPonte, CPA

Partner
Sansiveri, Kimball & Co., LLP

Stephen Del Sesto

Partner
Pierce Atwood LLP

Bradford S. Dimeo*

President
Dimeo Construction Company

Robert A. DiMuccio, CPA, CPCU*

Chairman, President & CEO
AMICA

Edmund Donnelly

Director, External Affairs
AT&T Services, Inc.

Jonathan D. Fain*

President & CEO
Teknor Apex Company

Diana Franchitto

President & CEO
HopeHealth

Scott Freund

Executive Vice President
New England Institute of Technology

Gary E. Furtado

President/CEO
Navigant Credit Union

Ray Gabriel*

Vice President of Operations
Quonset Point Facility
Electric Boat Corporation

Andrew Galvin

Senior Vice President
CB Richard Ellis – New England

John Galvin*

Chief Executive Officer
AAA Northeast

Christopher D. Graham*

Office Managing Partner
Locke Lord LLP

Adam Gwaltney

Partner
Nixon Peabody LLP

James H. Hahn, Esq.*

Partner
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

Sam Hanna

SVP, Director Middle Market Banking
Webster Bank, N.A.

Pete Hayes*

Partner
Cushman & Wakefield/Hayes & Sherry

Kate Hearns*

Head of Finance
Rhode Island Energy

Harold Horvat

President, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Centerville Bank

Junior Jabbie*

President & CEO
Banneker Supply Chain Solutions

Christopher Jackson

Partner, Tax Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Keith D. Kelly*

President, Citizens Bank R.I. Citizens Financial Group

Howard Kilguss

Presient
HK Associates, LLC

Jeanne LaChance

President & CEO
Thundermist Health Center

Thomas A. Lawson*

Chairman & CEO
FM Global

Michele Lederberg*

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Administrative Officer
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI

Alan H. Litwin, CPA

Managing Director
Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd.

Matthew A. Lopes, Jr., Esq.*

Principal
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara

Ronald K. Machtley*

President Emeritus
Bryant University

Peter M. Marino*

President & Chief Executive Officer
Neighborhood Health Plan of RI

Terrance Martiesian

Owner
Martiesian & Associates

Corey McCarty

General Manager
Commonwealth Care Alliance

Ned McCrory

Managing Partner
Batchelor Frechette McCrory Michael & Co.

Mark J. Meiklejohn

President & CEO
BankRI

Oscar Mejias*

CEO
Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Rick Metters

Vice President, RI Public Affairs
Fidelity Investments

Ioannis Miaoulis

President
Roger Williams University

Jaclyn Morrocco

Managing Director
KPMG LLP

Jack Murphy

President & CEO
BankNewport

Robert Murray*

CFO
Gilbane Building Company

Ross Nelson

Senior Vice President & Region Manager
Cox Communications

Joseph R. Paolino, Jr.

Managing Partner
Paolino Properties

Joseph Perroni

President & CEO
Delta Dental of Rhode Island

Derek Picerne

Senior Vice President, Development
Picerne Real Estate Group

David Proulx*

SVP, Finance & Administration and Treasurer
Rhode Island School of Design

Gail Robbins

Senior Vice President, Planning and Finance
Care New England Health System

Patrick A. Rogers, Esq.*

Partner
Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP

John T. Ruggieri*

Retired Senior Vice President & CFO
Gilbane Building Company

Mim L. Runey, LP.D.*

Chancellor
Johnson & Wales University

Lara Salamano*

Providence Design and Innovation Center Lead and Senior Digital Manager
Infosys

Arthur J. Sampson*

Interim President & Chief Executive Officer
Lifespan

Henry D. Sharpe, Jr.**

Brian J. Spero

President & CEO
The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company

Neil Steinberg

President & CEO
The Rhode Island Foundation

Michele Streton*

President and Chief Executive Officer
Providence Mutual

Shivan S. Subramaniam*

Retired Chairman & CEO
FM Global

Elizabeth Suever

Vice President of Government Relations
Bally's Corporation

Eric C. Swain

Vice President, Sales & Account Management
UnitedHealthcare

John M. Sweeney

Senior Vice President for Finance & Business
Providence College

Kevin P. Tracy

Senior Vice President, Market Executive
Bank of America, N.A.

Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D.*

Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Bryant University

Vic Vetters

General Manager, WJAR NBC 10
Sinclair Broadcast Group

Robert Vincent

Chairperson, IGT Global Solutions Corporation
IGT Corporation

Joseph Wanat, PE, PTOE

Managing Director, Providence
Vanasse Hagen Brustlin, Inc.

John White

Executive Chairman
Taco Comfort Solutions

Laurie White

President
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

Stephen White

President & CEO
Westerly Community Credit Union

Cliff Wood

Executive Director
The Providence Foundation

Gregory A. Woods*

President & CEO
AstroNova

William Wray*

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer
Washington Trust

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