RIHA Board of Directors

OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

William Kitsilis

William Kitsilis

Chairman of the Board

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

David Smiley

Vice Chairman of the Board

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina
Anthony Pellegrino

Anthony Pellegrino

Secretary

The Dean Hotel/ASH NY
Colin Geoffroy

Colin Geoffroy

Treasurer

G Hospitality
Dale J. Venturini

Dale J. Venturini

President/CEO

RI Hospitality Association
RI Hospitality Education Foundation
Farouk Rajab

Farouk Rajab

Immediate Past Chairman

Providence Marriott Downtown

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

BOARD MEMBERS

Restaurant

Kerri Battista

Kerri Battista

Luigi’s Restaurant & Gourmet Express
Sanjiv Dhar

Sanjiv Dhar

India House, Inc.
Frank DiBiase, III

Frank DiBiase, III

The Atwells Group
Kevin Gaudreau

Kevin Gaudreau

Big Island Ventures, LLC, and Conanicut Restaurant Group
Charlie Holder

Charlie Holder

Midtown Oyster Bar
Ellen Slattery

Ellen Gracyalny

Gracie’s Ventures Inc.
Tina Tomaselli

Tina Tomaselli

T’s Restaurants

Hotel

Walter Andrews

Walter Andrews

Newport Marriott
Jeffrey Day

Jeffrey Day

First Bristol Corporation
Kevin Hurley

Kevin Hurley

Omni Providence Hotel
Aaron Messina

Aaron Messina

TPG Hotels & Resorts
Anthony Pellegrino

Anthony Pellegrino

The Dean Hotel/ASH NY
Farouk Rajab

Farouk Rajab

Providence Marriott Downtown
David Smiley

David Smiley

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

Allied

Bill Dessel

Bill Dessel

KEEL Vodka
Jennifer Luxmoore

Jennifer Luxmoore

Sin
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
Colin Geoffroy

Colin Geoffroy

G Hospitality
TR McGrath

TR McGrath

McGrath Clambakes
Randy Nason

Randy Nason

Seven Stars Bakery

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

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
Thomas J. Regan

Thomas J. Regan

OceanPoint Insurance

HONORARY MEMBERS

Peter Cafaro

Peter Cafaro

Judd Brown Designs, Inc.