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
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

BOARD MEMBERS

Walter Andrews

Walter Andrews

Marriott – Newport Hotels
Michael Bryan

Michael Bryan

Renaissance Providence Hotel
Jane Brett

Jane Brett

Sysco Boston
Brian Casey

Brian Casey

The Company Picnic Company
Jeffrey Day

Jeffrey Day

First Bristol Corporation
David DePetrillo

David DePetrillo

RI Hospitality Education Foundation
Chairman
Bill Dessel

Bill Dessel

KEEL Vodka
Sanjiv Dhar

Sanjiv Dhar

India House, Inc.
Kevin Gaudreau

Kevin Gaudreau

Big Island Ventures, LLC, Conanicut Restaurant Group
Ellen Slattery

Ellen Gracyalny

Gracie’s Ventures Inc.
Michael Halpern

Michael Halpern

Texas Roadhouse
Kevin Hurley

Kevin Hurley

Omni Providence Hotel
Charlie Holder

Charlie Holder

Midtown Oyster Bar/Surf Club Newport
Jennifer Luxmoore

Jennifer Luxmoore

Sin
TR McGrath

TR McGrath

McGrath Clambakes
Keith Morris

Keith Morris

Mancini Beverage
Randy Nason

Randy Nason

Seven Stars Bakery
Adoniram Sides

Adoniram Sides

Lightspeed/Upserve
Tina Tomaselli

Tina Tomaselli

T’s Restaurants
Michael Vuolo

Michael Vuolo

Ecolab

EX-OFFICIO

Lisa Doucet-Albert

Lisa Doucet-Albert

Regan Communications
Anika Kimble-Huntley

Anika Kimble-Huntley

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
Norman Leblanc

Norman Leblanc

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

William J. Murphy

Murphy & Fay, LLP
Thomas J. Regan

Thomas J. Regan

OceanPoint Insurance

PAST CHAIRMEN

Craig Sculos

Craig Sculos

Past Chairman

Twin River Casino
H. Robert Bacon

H. Robert Bacon

Past Chairman

Gregg's Restaurants & Pubs
Ken Cusson

Ken Cusson

Past Chairman

Newport Restaurant Group

HONORARY MEMBERS

Peter Cafaro

Peter Cafaro

Judd Brown Designs, Inc.
Len Panaggio

Len Panaggio

New England Restaurant Financial Group