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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

TBA
City of Newport Appointee

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

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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Gurneys Holiday Lighthouse

What To Do This Week

When you're not sure where to start, this round-up of what's going down this week has you covered.

Trinity Church Winter

Things to do in January

Take advantage of month-long discounted hotel rates, Igloo Pop-Ups and an Ice Skating Rink at Gurney's Newport Resort, or bundle up and make your way to Simmons Farm for a goat hike.