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ABOUT US

STAFF CONTACT

Monika Zuluaga

Manager, Member Services & Marketing

401-223-1120, ext. 116

Monika@rihospitality.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Craig Sculos

Chairman of the Board
Craig Sculos
Twin River Casino

Chris Tarro

Vice Chairman of the Board
Chris Tarro

Siena Restaurants

Robert Burnetti

Treasurer
Robert Burnetti

Hotel Viking

Dale J. Venturini

President/CEO
Dale J. Venturini

RI Hospitality Association
RI Hospitality Education Foundation

Bahjat Shariff

Immediate Past Chairman
Bahjat Shariff
Panera Bread

H. Robert Bacon

Past Chairman
H. Robert Bacon
Gregg's Restaurants & Pubs

Kenneth Cusson

Past Chairman
Kenneth Cusson
Newport Harbor Corporation

BOARD MEMBERS

Mike Billone

Mike Billone
Ecolab

Brian Casey

Brian Casey
The Company Picnic Company

Glenn Chelo

Glenn Chelo
Chelo's Corporation

Eric Churchill

Eric Churchill
Providence Marriott Hotel

Paul Conforti

Paul Conforti
Encore Hospitality Group

Kristine Cox

Kristine Cox
Newport Harbor Hotel

Trudy Coxe

Trudy Coxe
Preservation Society of Newport County

David DePetrillo

David DePetrillo
RI Hospitality Education Foundation Chairman

Kristin Gennuso

Kristin Gennuso
Chez Pascal

Burnell Goldman

Burnell Goldman
Omni Providence Hotel

Kimberly Greene

Kimberly Greene
TPG Hospitality

Brendan Kane

Brendan Kane
Peregrine Hospitality Management

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George Kilborn
Camille’s

William Kitsilis

William Kitsilis
Angelo's Palace Pizza

Douglas Koenig

Douglas Koenig
Biltmore - A Curio Collection by Hilton

Michael Lester

Michael Lester
MS Walker

Anthony Pellegrino

Anthony Pellegrino
The Dean Hotel

James Pezzullo

James Pezzullo
Sysco Boston

Ellen Slattery

Ellen Slattery
Gracie’s

Tina Tomaselli

Tina Tomaselli
T’s Restaurants

Joseph Vigliotti

Joseph Vigliotti
US Foods

Al Zannella

Al Zannella
RI Distributing

HONORARY MEMBERS

Peter Cafaro

Peter Cafaro
Judd Brown Designs, Inc.

Daniel A. Hostettler

Daniel A. Hostettler
The Ocean House

Len Panaggio

Len Panaggio
New England Restaurant Financial Group

EX-OFFICIO

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Mark Brodeur
Rhode Island Tourism Division

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Lisa Doucet-Albert
Regan Communications

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Patricia "Patti" A. Goldstein
RI Airport Corporation

Norman Leblanc

Norman Leblanc
Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd.

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Thomas J. Regan
Christopher & Regan Insurance

Lara Salamano

Lara Salamano
RI Commerce Corporation

LEGAL COUNSEL

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Terrance S. Martiesian
Martiesian & Associates

Lenette F. Boisselle

Lenette F. Boisselle
Martiesian & Associates