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Monika Zuluaga

Vice President, Membership & Marketing

401-223-1120, ext. 116

Monika@rihospitality.org

PRESS & MEDIA

Cranston, RI – January 30, 2014 – The RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) is proud to announce that Monika Nair of Pawtucket, RI has been promoted to Member Services and Communications Manager.  

Previously, Nair worked as Marketing Coordinator and Executive Assistant to Dale Venturini, the President and CEO of RIHA.  Prior to joining RIHA, Nair worked for State Street Corporation in Quincy, MA, first as a Fund Accountant, and then as a Cash and Custody Specialist, where she worked on a variety of cash balance related efforts, managed and trained a team of associates, and created and distributed client specific training manuals.

In her new role as Member Services and Communications Manager at RIHA, Nair will provide analysis on membership figures, recommend steps for membership retention and expansion, and develop and administer a process for identifying and monitoring potential members. She will also manage RIHA’s internal communications, market RIHA events and seminars, develop and implement a strategic marketing plan to highlight the work of RIHA, and coordinate RIHA’s social media accounts. Nair will also continue to work closely with Venturini as her Executive Assistant.

“Monika has been a tremendous asset to RIHA and I look forward to her enthusiasm and dedication in her new role,” said Dale J. Venturini. “Her hard work will continue to benefit our members throughout the hospitality industry.”

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Nair earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business with a minor in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts. She currently resides in Pawtucket, RI.

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Monika Nair of Pawtucket, RI was recently promoted to Member Services and Communications Manager at the RI Hospitality Association.

 

About the RI Hospitality Association

With more than 650 foodservice and hospitality members in Rhode Island, the RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) has been the voice of the hospitality industry in the state since 1982.  For more information on the RIHA, please call (401) 223-1120, or write to: RI Hospitality Association,

94 Sabra Street, Cranston, RI, 02910
, or visit www.rihospitality.org.


List of Articles
No. Subject Author Date
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22 RIHA R.I. House to form 19-member special panel to foster tourism Monika Jul 24, 2017
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21 Reports 2016 Annual Report file RIHA May 03, 2017
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20 RIHA Officials help raise $8,000 for charity pouring coffee Monika Mar 05, 2015
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19 RIHEF National Restaurant Association ServSafe Program Reaches New Heights with 6 Million Certifications Monika Mar 04, 2015
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18 RIHA Junior Achievement Names Profile in Excellence Award Recipients Monika Feb 10, 2015
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17 RIHEF Ted Nesi’s Saturday Morning Post: Feb. 7 Monika Feb 10, 2015
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16 RIHEF Officials help raise $8,000 for charity pouring coffee file Monika Feb 10, 2015
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15 RIHEF The New England Whiskey Festival file Monika Oct 20, 2014
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14 RIHEF Dale J. Venturini and Heather R. Singleton: Workforce Board boosts R.I. economy file Monika Apr 07, 2014
By Dale J. Venturini and Heather R. SingletonDale J. Venturini and Heather R. SingletonProvidence Journal Published: April 07 2014 01:00 On behalf of the fourth largest industry and the 64,000-plus employees in the food service, lodging and...  
13 RIHA Cumberland Resident and Restaurateur Appointed to National Restaurant Association Board of Directors file Monika Mar 06, 2014
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» RIHA RI Hospitality Association Promotes Monika Nair to Member Services and Communications Manager file Monika Mar 06, 2014
Cranston, RI – January 30, 2014 – The RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) is proud to announce that Monika Nair of Pawtucket, RI has been promoted to Member Services and Communications Manager.   Previously, Nair worked as Marketing Coordinat...  
11 RIHA Rhode Island Restaurant Industry Expected to Post Growth in 2014 Despite Sustained Challenges file Monika Mar 06, 2014
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10 RIHEF ABC6: RIHA 3rd Annual Prostart Competition file Monika Feb 28, 2014
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9 RIHA Up-to-the-minute Feeds of Congressman Jim Langevin’s Rhode Island Food Week Monika Feb 28, 2014
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8 RIHA RI Hospitality Association Expects Rhodies to Rely Heavily on Restaurants this Thanksgiving and Black Friday file Monika Nov 20, 2013
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7 Reports Consumers talk as R.I.'s health-insurance marketplace set to open Tuesday [8] file Monika Oct 16, 2013
By Felice J. FreyerFelice J. FreyerProvidence JournalJournal Medical Writer ffreyer@providencejournal.com Published: September 28 2013 11:15 http://www.providencejournal.com/news/health/20130928-consumers-talk-as-r.i.s-health-insurance-marke...  
6 General 2012 Faces of Diversity [2] file Monika Oct 18, 2013
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5 General Five food preparation tips to keep you safe for July 4 and all summer long [1] Monika Jul 17, 2013
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4 Reports RI Hospitality 2012 Annual Report file RIHA Apr 10, 2013
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