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staff directory

Discover Newport welcomes the opportunity to work with you! Please refer to the staff directory listed below.


ADMINISTRATION

EVAN SMITH
President & CEO
401-845-9113
ESmith@DiscoverNewport.org

ALYSON C. ADKINS, CPA
Vice President of Finance and Human Resources
401-845-9126
AAdkins@DiscoverNewport.org
Fiduciary responsibilities and human resources.

ANNA DUFFY
Administrative Assistant
401-845-9110
ADuffy@DiscoverNewport.org

 
MARKETING / COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

KATHRYN FARRINGTON, CFEE
Vice President of Marketing
401-845-9117
KFarrington@DiscoverNewport.org
Oversees all aspects of tourism marketing, communication and corporate partnerships.

NATALIE MANNING
Creative Director
401-845-9138
NManning@DiscoverNewport.org
Responsible for all creative brand design and execution.

FRANCESCA DONLAN
Communications Director
401-845-9112
FDonlan@DiscoverNewport.org

JULIE GRANT
Digital Marketing Manager
401-845-9145
JGrant@DiscoverNewport.org
Responsible for all website content and special programs.
 

SALES DEPARTMENT

J. TIMOTHY WALSH, CMP
Vice President of Sales
401-845-9132
TWalsh@DiscoverNewport.org
Oversees all aspects of corporate and group sales.

ALEX HURD, CMP, HMCC
Director of Sales
401-845-9114
AHurd@DiscoverNewport.org

PATRICIA SMURRO, CMP, HMCC
Destination Expert
401-845-9116
PSmurro@DiscoverNewport.org

SUSAN CARLSON
Destination Expert
401-845-9127
SCarlson@DiscoverNewport.org

PAM BLAUVELT
Destination Expert
401-845-9119
PBlauvelt@DiscoverNewport.org

CLAUDIA EVORA
Sales Coordinator
CEvora@discovernewport.org

 

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.