Queen Anne Square in Newport

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

Elizabeth Buckley
Barrington Appointee

Geremie Callahan - Treasurer
Fluke Newport
Restaurant Appointee

Jenn Chapin
Fort Adams
City of Newport Appointee

Keith Chouinard - Vice Chairman
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Lodging Under 100 Rooms

Charlie Holder
Newport City Councilor​
City of Newport Appointee

Robert Kempenaar II
Kempenaar Real Estates, Inc.
Middletown Appointee

Christine Klase
Tiverton Appointee

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

Thomas McNiff
Jamestown Beer Holdings
Jamestown Appointee

Andrew Moore
Little Compton Appointee

Sean O'Connor
NewportOut
City of Newport Appointee

Brad Read
Sail Newport
Attractions Representative

Bob Rulli
Warren Appointee

Dennis Turano
Middletown Councilor
Middletown Appointee

Dr. Melissa Varao
Salve Regina University
Member of the Public

Nancy Parker Wilson
Greenvale Vineyards
Portsmouth Appointee