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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

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

CLAUDIA EVORA
Sales Coordinator
CEvora@discovernewport.org

 

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