We are now 20 days into 2023, and lots of familiar faces around Rhode Island have taken on new roles in the private and nonprofit sectors. Here’s a roundup of every name I could dig up, along with their new titles.
Note: For all the government folks with jobs like “senior innovation analyst” for towns that end with letter “N,” there are too many of you to count. So I mostly kept you off this list.
⚓ Channel 12′s Danielle North is now an assistant vice president of community development at Centreville Bank.
⚓ Longtime Channel 6 anchor Doreen Scanlon is now a public relations manager at Care New England.
⚓ Rilwan K. Feyisitan Jr. is now president and CEO of the East Bay Community Action Program.
⚓ Paige Clausius-Parks was promoted to executive director of Rhode Island Kids Count, the state’s leading child advocacy group.
⚓ Jessica Vega is now senior policy analyst at Rhode Island Kids Count.
⚓ Jennie Johnson, the longtime executive director of City Year Rhode Island (and my boss when I was at AmeriCorps VISTA a million years ago), is moving to the Community College of Rhode Island to be vice president for the division of workforce partnerships.
⚓ Stephanie Federico has been promoted to vice president of public and government affairs for the east region at Cox Communications.
⚓ Former state senator Gayle Goldin has been promoted to deputy director of the women’s bureau at the US Department of Labor.
⚓ Seth Klaiman, the former chief of staff for former state treasurer Seth Magaziner, has joined the New Harbor Group communications agency as an executive vice president.
⚓ Charon Rose is now director of workforce strategy and operations at the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner.
⚓ Katie Titus will become head of school at Moses Brown beginning July 1.
⚓ It has been a few months now, but Kate Liberman is the new executive director of the Trinity Repertory Company.
⚓ Nicole Pollock, who was former mayor Jorge Elorza’s chief of staff, is now chief of staff at the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.
⚓ Lanre Ajakaiye is now chief development officer at the United Way of Rhode Island.
⚓ Spencer Sherman has moved from the Rhode Island Department of Education to become vice president of partnerships and innovation at the Linked Learning Alliance.
⚓ Amy Grzybowski is the new vice president of community relations at New England Tech.
⚓ This isn’t a new job, but congratulations to Providence’s Jake Blount on being nominated for an International Folk Music Award for artist of the year.
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