RIHA Board of Directors

OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chris Tarro

Chris Tarro

Chairman of the Board

Siena Restaurants
Farouk Rajab

Farouk Rajab

1st Vice Chairman of the Board

Providence Marriott Downtown
William Kitsilis

William Kitsilis

2nd Vice Chairman of the Board

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

David Smiley

Secretary

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina
Ellen Slattery

Ellen Slattery

Treasurer

Gracie’s Ventures Inc.
Dale J. Venturini

Dale J. Venturini

President/CEO

RI Hospitality Association
RI Hospitality Education Foundation
Burnell Goldman

Burnell Goldman

Immediate Past Chairman

Omni Providence Hotel

BOARD MEMBERS

Walter Andrews

Walter Andrews

Marriott – Newport Hotels
Brian Casey

Brian Casey

The Company Picnic Company
Paul Conforti

Paul Conforti

Encore Hospitality Group
Trudy Coxe

Trudy Coxe

Preservation Society of Newport County
Jeffrey Day

Jeffrey Day

First Bristol Corporation
Chairman
David DePetrillo

David DePetrillo

RI Hospitality Education Foundation
Chairman
Bill Dessel

Bill Dessel

KEEL Vodka
Chairman
Timothy Flanagan

Timothy Flanagan

Kirkbrae Country Club
Antonio Fonseca

Antonio Fonseca

Packaging & More
Kristin Gennuso

Kristin Gennuso

Chez Pascal
Colin Geoffroy

Colin Geoffroy

G Hospitality
Kimberly Greene

Kimberly Greene

TPG Hospitality
Michael Halpern

Michael Halpern

Texas Roadhouse
Charlie Holder

Charlie Holder

Midtown Oyster Bar/Surf Club Newport
George Kilborn

George Kilborn

Camille’s
Jennifer Luxmoore

Jennifer Luxmoore

Sin
Mike McAlice

Mike McAlice

Gordon Food Service
TR McGrath

TR McGrath

McGrath Clambakes
Anthony Pellegrino

Anthony Pellegrino

The Dean Hotel
Tina Tomaselli

Tina Tomaselli

T’s Restaurants
Al Zannella

Al Zannella

Mancini Beverage

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

Lisa Doucet-Albert

Lisa Doucet-Albert

Regan Communications
Norman Leblanc

Norman Leblanc

Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd.
Thomas J. Regan

Thomas J. Regan

OceanPoint Insurance
Heather Evans

Heather Evans

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

LEGAL COUNSEL / LOBBYISTS

Terrance S. Martiesian

Terrance S. Martiesian

Martiesian & Associates
Lenette C. Forry

Lenette C. Forry

Martiesian & Associates
William J. Murphy

William J. Murphy

Murphy & Fay, LLP

PAST CHAIRMEN

Craig Sculos

Craig Sculos

Past Chairman

Twin River Casino
Bahjat Shariff

Bahjat Shariff

Past Chairman

Panera Bread
H. Robert Bacon

H. Robert Bacon

Past Chairman

Gregg's Restaurants & Pubs
Kenneth Cusson

Kenneth Cusson

Past Chairman

Newport Harbor Corporation