RIHA Board of Directors

OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Burnell Goldman

Burnell Goldman

Chairman of the Board
Omni Providence Hotel
Chris Tarro

Chris Tarro

First Vice Chairman of the Board
Siena Restaurants
Kristine Cox

Kristine Cox

Second Vice Chairman of the Board
Newport Harbor Hotel
William Kitsilis

William Kitsilis

Treasurer
Angelo's Palace Pizza
Ellen Slattery

Ellen Slattery

Secretary
Gracie’s
Dale J. Venturini

Dale J. Venturini

President/CEO
RI Hospitality Association
RI Hospitality Education Foundation
Craig Sculos

Craig Sculos

Immediate 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

BOARD MEMBERS

Walter Andrews

Walter Andrews

Marriott – Newport Hotels
Mike Billone

Mike Billone

Ecolab
Brian Casey

Brian Casey

The Company Picnic Company
Paul Conforti

Paul Conforti

Encore Hospitality Group
Trudy Coxe

Trudy Coxe

Preservation Society of Newport County
David DePetrillo

David DePetrillo

RI Hospitality Education Foundation
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
George Kilborn

George Kilborn

Camille’s
Mike McAlice

Mike McAlice

Gordon Food Service
TR McGrath

TR McGrath

McGrath Clambakes
Anthony Pellegrino

Anthony Pellegrino

The Dean Hotel
Farouk Rajab

Farouk Rajab

Providence Marriott Downtown
David Smiley

David Smiley

Guerney’s Newport Resort & Marina
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

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