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RI HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION MEMBERS TRAVEL TO NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Staff and Board Members of the RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) traveled to Washington, D.C. for the National Restaurant Association’s 2014 Public Affairs Conference in April.  More than 700 representatives from state restaurant associations across the country attended to network,
and learn about issues affecting the industry. RIHA representatives had the opportunity to meet with Rhode Island officials, including, Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Representatives David Cicilline and Jim Langevin, to discuss current legislation and its effect on the hospitality industry both locally and nationally.

Bahjat Shariff, Board of Directors; Michael Lester, Board of Directors; Dale J. Venturini, President/CEO RIHA; Representative David Cicilline; Lisa Doucet-Albert, Board of Directors; Matthew Bussey, Manager of Governmental Affairs, RIHA; Antonio Fonseca, Board of Directors; Theodore M. Newcomer, Board of Directors; Ken Cusson, Past Chairman of the Board; and H. Robert Bacon, 2014 Chairman of the Board.

Bahjat Shariff, Board of Directors; Michael Lester, Board of Directors; Dale J. Venturini, President/CEO RIHA; Representative David Cicilline; Lisa Doucet-Albert, Board of Directors; Matthew Bussey, Manager of Governmental Affairs, RIHA; Antonio Fonseca, Board of Directors; Theodore M. Newcomer, Board of Directors; Ken Cusson, Past Chairman of the Board; and H. Robert Bacon, 2014 Chairman of the Board.

Top Row: Lisa Doucet-Albert, Board of Directors; Senator Sheldon Whitehouse; Dale J. Venturini, President/CEO RIHA; Michael Lester, Board of Directors; Theodore M. Newcomer, Board of Directors; and Antonio Fonseca, Board of Directors. Front Row: H. Robert Bacon, 2014 Chairman of the Board; Ken Cusson, Past Chairman of the Board; William Dessel; Board of Directors; Brian Casey, Board of Directors; and Bahjat Shariff, Board of Directors.

Top Row: Lisa Doucet-Albert, Board of Directors; Senator Sheldon Whitehouse; Dale J. Venturini, President/CEO RIHA; Michael Lester, Board of Directors; Theodore M. Newcomer, Board of Directors; and Antonio Fonseca, Board of Directors.
Front Row: H. Robert Bacon, 2014 Chairman of the Board; Ken Cusson, Past Chairman of the Board; William Dessel; Board of Directors; Brian Casey, Board of Directors; and Bahjat Shariff, Board of Directors.

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