Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau


Providence Ambassador Spotlight

Don McKenzie

2015 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships

Economic Impact 
$3 Million

What I Love About Rhode Island
"I love the closeness. Everything is close together. Everyone is connected in some way or another."

Favorite "Rhode Island" Things to Do
Attend PC Basketball and P Bruins games
Go to the beach 

Hot Wieners or Quahogs?
Both - hot wieners always "all the way"

Del's or Coffee Milk?
Why Skaters Love Events in Rhode Island
"The close proximity of the hotel, mall and all the eateries. All in walking distance. Skaters love being able to walk from the Dunk(in' Donuts Center) all the way to the mall" 

Deb Dormody Home is Where the Art Is

Alliance of Artists Communities 2015 Annual Conference

Economic Impact 

What I Love About Rhode Island
"I love the scrappy entrepreneurialism. I love how artists can actually make a living here and be able to have access to New York and Boston."

Favorite "Rhode Island" Things to Do
Go to the beach 

Hot Wieners or Quahogs? 
Pizza strips

Del's or Coffee Milk? 
Del's (with vodka)

Why Fellow Artists Will Love Rhode Island
"This conference brings together different people from all over the world who are excited to see all of the amazing things that are going on in Providence and they have a genuine interest in what's going on. It will inspire people worldwide. 

Thank you to all of our 2016 Ambassadors. Together they will create an estimated total economic impact of $9,146,472.

Ruth Adler & Ben Yehuda, M.A.
2016 National Association of Professors of Hebrew Conference

Russell Bertrand
Rotary 7950, 7910, 7980, 7990

Stephen Boyce
2016 New Life Awakening Conference

Jordan Boyce
2016 New Life Awakening Conference

Mark Cooke
2016 Firecracker Baseball Tournament

Mabel Desmarais
2016 New Life Awakening Conference

Mark Felag
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2016 National RAC Conference

Larry Lepore
2016 SMG Management Meeting

Frank Martucci
United States Bartenders Guild 2015 Leadership Conference

Rita Mohanty
Orissa Society of America 2016 Conference

David Osei
Church of the Pentecost 2016 Annual Regional Convention

Rich Pezzillo
Hemophilia Federation of America Symposium 2017

The Honorable Gina Raimondo
National Governors Association 2017 Summer Meeting

Rhode Island Airport Corporation
2017 ACI-NA JumpStart Air Service Development Program

John Ruppert
2016 Northeast 10 Conference Meeting

Rebecca Ryan
National Association of State Approving Agencies 2017 Conference

Jason Simmons
North American Securities Administrators Association Annual Membership Conference

June Speakman
New England Political Science Association 2017 Annual Meeting

Ramon Stern
Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) 2016

Michael Ursillo, Esq.
Sigma Chi Grand Chapter 2017