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RIHA Names 2020 Board of Directors Officers and Executive Committee

Charlie Holder, Operations Manager, Midtown Oyster Bar and Surf Club Newport; Dale J. Venturini, President & CEO, RI Hospitality Association; Jennifer Luxmoore, Owner, Sin Bakery; Jeffrey Day, VP of Hotel Operations, First Bristol Corporation; and Bill Dessel, Co-founder & CEO, KEEL Vodka.

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association (RIHA) recognized new and returning board members in a February 4 meeting. New members were voted in during RIHA’s annual Stars of the Industry gala event on December 4, 2019. New additions are: Chairman of the Board Christopher Tarro, Siena Restaurants; First Vice Chairman Farouk Rajab, Providence Marriott Downtown; Second Vice Chairman William Kitsilis, Angelo’s Palace Pizza and Antonio’s Pizza by the Slice; Secretary David Smiley, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina; Treasurer Ellen Slattery, Gracie’s Ventures; and Immediate Past Chairman Burnell Goldman, Omni Providence Hotel. The newly appointed 2020 RIHA Board of Directors are: Jeffrey Day, First Bristol Corporation; Bill Dessel, KEEL Vodka; Charlie Holder, Midtown Oyster Bar and Surf Club Newport; and Jennifer Luxmoore, Sin Bakery.




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