RIHA Board of Directors

OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

David Smiley

David Smiley

Chairman of the Board

Newport Harbor Island Resort
Colin Geoffroy

Colin Geoffroy

Vice Chairman of the Board

G Hospitality
Anthony Pellegrino

Anthony Pellegrino

Treasurer

The Dean Hotel/ASH NY
Jennifer Luxmoore

Jennifer Luxmoore

Secretary

Sin Bakery
Dale J. Venturini

Dale J. Venturini

President/CEO

RI Hospitality Association
RI Hospitality Education Foundation
William Kitsilis

William Kitsilis

Immediate Past Chairman

Angelo’s Palace Pizza and Antonio’s Pizza by the Slice

BOARD MEMBERS

Restaurant

Kerri Battista

Kerri Battista

Luigi’s Restaurant & Gourmet Express
Frank DiBiase, III

Frank DiBiase, III

The Atwells Group
Kevin Gaudreau

Kevin Gaudreau

Big Island Ventures, LLC, and Conanicut Restaurant Group
Sam Glynn

Sam Glynn

Chomp Kitchen and Drinks
Charlie Holder

Charlie Holder

Midtown Oyster Bar
Tina Tomaselli

Tina Tomaselli

T's Restaurant Group
Sai Viswanath

Sai Viswanath

DeWolf Tavern

Hotel

Arnaldo Almonte

Arnaldo Almonte

The Graduate Hotel
Walter Andrews

Walter Andrews

Newport Marriott
Jason Bjerk

Jason Bjerk

Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina
Kevin Hurley

Kevin Hurley

Omni Providence Hotel
Aaron Messina

Aaron Messina

TPG Hotels & Resorts
Derek Shelly

Derek Shelly

The Hotel Viking
David Smiley

David Smiley

Newport Harbor Island Resort

Allied

Bill Dessel

Bill Dessel

KEEL Vodka
Anthony Melillo

Anthony Melillo

DiLanna Foodservice and Paper Products
Keith Morris

Keith Morris

Mancini Beverage
Adoniram Sides

Adoniram Sides

Lightspeed/Upserve
Michael Vuolo

Michael Vuolo

Ecolab

At Large

Jane Brett

Jane Brett

Sysco Boston
Tony Fonseca

Tony Fonseca

Packaging & More

Education Foundation

David DePetrillo

David DePetrillo

RI Hospitality Education Foundation

NRA Board Representative

Brian Casey

Brian Casey

Oak Hill Tavern and The Company Picnic Company

PAST CHAIRMEN

Craig Sculos

Craig Sculos

Past Chairman

Twin River Casino Hotel
H. Robert Bacon

H. Robert Bacon

Past Chairman

Gregg's Restaurants & Taverns
Ken Cusson

Ken Cusson

Past Chairman

Newport Restaurant Group

EX-OFFICIO

Lisa Doucet-Albert

Lisa Doucet-Albert

Regan Communications
Norman Leblanc

Norman Leblanc

Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd.
William J. Murphy

William J. Murphy

Dome Consultants, LLC

HONORARY MEMBERS

Peter Cafaro

Peter Cafaro

Judd Brown Designs, Inc.
Len Panaggio

Len Panaggio

N.E. Restaurant Financial Group