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board of directors

The Discover Newport Board of Directors is comprised of 18 members with representation from the nine municipalities within Newport and Bristol Counties and five specific industry appointments.

Pamela Baldwin - Treasurer
Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina
Lodging Over 100 Rooms

Karen Binder - Secretary
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Bristol Appointee

Keith Chouinard - Vice Chairman
The Newport Experience
Lodging Under 100 Rooms

Patrick Fitzgerald
Sardella's Italian Restaurant
Restaurant Representative

Gillian Friedman Fox
Newport Classical
City of Newport Appointee

Christine Francis
Tiverton Appointee

Matt Gray
Gray Matter Marketing
Portsmouth Appointee

Ann Hof
Marine Trades
Barrington Appointee

Charlie Holder
Newport City Councilor​
City of Newport Appointee

Robert Kempenaar II
Kempenaar Real Estates, Inc.
Middletown Appointee

T.R. McGrath - Chairman
McGrath Clambakes, Inc.
Middletown Appointee

Thomas McNiff
Jamestown Beer Holdings
Jamestown Appointee

Andrew Moore
Little Compton Appointee

John Nunes
Newport Vineyards
Attractions Representative

Sean O'Connor
Newport Out
City of Newport Appointee

Bob Rulli
Warren Appointee

Dennis Turano
Middletown Councilor
Middletown Appointee

Dr. Melissa Varao
Salve Regina University
Member of the Public

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