Tom McNiff, co-owner and operator of The General’s Crossing Brewhouse in Jamestown, has been appointed to Discover Newport’s Board of Directors representing the town of Jamestown. 

McNiff received his B.A. in anthropology from Brandies University and his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law. He is a member of the New York State Bar and is a practicing attorney representing clients in the fashion and consumer products industries. McNiff also serves as the coach for both the women’s and men’s rugby clubs at Johnson & Wales University in Providence. He resides in Jamestown with his wife Heather and daughter Chloe.

“Tom’s legal expertise and his role in the community as a small business owner uniquely positions him as an exceptional addition to the board and the future of our organization. I look forward to working with him,” said Discover Newport President and CEO Evan Smith.

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.

McNiff will serve on the Board for a term of three years.