RIHA Board of Directors

OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Farouk Rajab

Farouk Rajab

Chairman of the Board

Providence Marriott Downtown
William Kitsilis

William Kitsilis

1st Vice Chairman of the Board

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

David Smiley

2nd Vice Chairman of the Board

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina
Ellen Slattery

Ellen Slattery

Secretary

Gracie’s Ventures Inc.
Anthony Pellegrino

Anthony Pellegrino

Treasurer

The Dean Hotel
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
Michael Bryan

Michael Bryan

Renaissance Providence Hotel
Brian Casey

Brian Casey

The Company Picnic Company
Paul Conforti

Paul Conforti

Encore Hospitality Group
Jeffrey Day

Jeffrey Day

First Bristol Corporation
David DePetrillo

David DePetrillo

RI Hospitality Education Foundation
Chairman
Bill Dessel

Bill Dessel

KEEL Vodka
Antonio Fonseca

Antonio Fonseca

Packaging & More
Chuck Fraser

Chuck Fraser

Sysco Boston
Kristin Gennuso

Kristin Gennuso

Chez Pascal
Colin Geoffroy

Colin Geoffroy

G 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
TR McGrath

TR McGrath

McGrath Clambakes
Keith Morris

Keith Morris

Mancini Beverage
Randy Nason

Randy Nason

Seven Stars Bakery
Tina Tomaselli

Tina Tomaselli

T’s Restaurants
Michael Vuolo

Michael Vuolo

Ecolab

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

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

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