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Chair
Keith D. Kelly
President
Citizens Bank Rhode Island

Treasurer
Kate Hearns
Head of Finance
Rhode Island Energy

President & CEO
Michael DiBiase
Rhode Island Public
Expenditure Council

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

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

2023 RIPEC Board of Directors & Trustees

*Director     

Peter Arden

Chairman & CEO
The Arden Corporation

Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong

President
Salve Regina University

Mark Bamford

Vice President & Corporate Controller
Textron

Sheelagh Beaulieu

Executive Director, State Income Tax
CVS Health

Roger Begin

Principal
F.L. Putnam Investment Management Company

Kathrin Belliveau*

EVP and Chief Purpose Officer
Hasbro

Eugene G. Bernardo II*

Partner
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

Erin Donovan-Boyle

President & CEO
Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce

Brian Britson*

Vice President Site Operations
Amgen

Robert Brooks*

Managing Partner
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Peter Brown

Managing Partner
CitrinCooperman

Vasco 'Skip' Castro, III*

Director of Steel
Distinguished Shipbuilder
General Dynamics - Electric Boat Corporation

Elizabeth Catucci

President
Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

David Cicilline

President & CEO
The Rhode Island Foundation

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

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

Tim DelGiudice*

Director of Government Relations
Raytheon Missiles & Defense

Bradford S. Dimeo*

President
Dimeo Construction Company

Edmund Donnelly

Area Manager, External Affairs, State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
AT&T Services, Inc.

Justin Dufresne

Managing Director, Providence
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc

Jonathan D. Fain*

President & CEO
Teknor Apex Company

Scott Freund

Executive Vice President
New England Institute of Technology

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

William Greene*

Partner
Cushman & Wakefield/Hayes & Sherry

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.

Matthew Harvey

Interim Executive Director, Integra Community Care Network
Care New England Health System

Kate Hearns*

Head of Finance
Rhode Island Energy

Christopher Jackson

Partner, Tax Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Keith D. Kelly*

President
Citizens Bank Rhode Island

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

James Loring*

Chief Financial Officer
AMICA Insurance

Elizabeth Lynn

Executive Director
Van Beuren Charitable Foundation

Peter M. Marino*

President & Chief Executive Officer
Neighborhood Health Plan of RI

Terrance Martiesian

Owner
Martiesian & Associates

Corey McCarty

General Manager
CCA Health RI

Ned McCrory

Managing Partner
Batchelor Frechette McCrory Michael & Co.

Mark J. Meiklejohn

President & CEO
BankRI

Oscar Mejias*

CEO
Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Leland Merrill

Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer
Centerville Bank

Rick Metters

Vice President, RI Public Affairs
Fidelity Investments

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

Kathleen C. Orovitz

President & CEO
Navigant Credit Union

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

Aaron Robinson*

President & CEO
South County Health

Patrick A. Rogers, Esq.*

Managing Partner
Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP

David Rosati*

Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration
Rhode Island School of Design

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

John Fernandez*

President & CEO
Lifespan

Brian J. Spero

President & CEO
The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company

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

Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D.*

Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Bryant University

Patricia Thompson

Partner
Marcum LLP

Kevin P. Tracy

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

Vic Vetters

General Manager, WJAR NBC 10
Sinclair Broadcast Group

Robert Vincent

Chairperson, IGT Global Solutions Corporation
IGT Corporation

John White

Executive Chairman
Taco Comfort Solutions

Laurie White

President
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

Stephen White

President & CEO
Westerly Community Credit Union

Brian G. Williams

Chief of Staff
Roger Williams University

Stephanie Wilmarth

Vice President of Business Development
BayCoast Bank

Meaghan Wims

Vice President of Public Affairs
Duffy & Shanley

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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