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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
Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina
Lodging Over 100 Rooms

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

Geremie Callahan - Treasurer
Fluke Newport
Restaurant Appointee

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

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

go-to guides

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Second Beach Summer

Summer on the Coast

Harbor side rooftop bars and patios, that Atlantic-drying-on-your-skin feeling after a perfect day at the beach. Classic.

Second Beach 2021

Insider's Guide to Newport's Best Beaches

Whether you're looking to bask in the water or sink into a beach chair with your toes in the sand, these beaches have just what you need: sand, sun and the perfect amount of sea breeze.

Breakers

Gilded Age in Newport

These upcoming events allow visitors a chance to step back in time and experience the grandeur of The Gilded Age.

Black Pearl Patio

Top Summer Cocktails

These inspired cocktails and mocktails from our local bars and restaurants are sure to scream summer.

Ocean Drive 2020

Guide to Parking

Park your ride in these lots, streets and somewhat secret spots, get out and enjoy the view.