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Providence Ambassador Spotlight

Don McKenzie The $3 Million Man

Event
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?
Del's 
 
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

Event
Alliance of Artists Communities 2015 Annual Conference

Economic Impact 
$156,064

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 2015 Ambassadors.
 Together they will create an estimated

total economic impact of $15,109,154.


Charlie Breagy
2014 Narragansett Half Marathon 

Jay Burdick
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Convention 

Dino Costanzo
2014 NEACSM Fall Conference 

Michael DeLuca
2014 Southern New England American Planning Association Conference 

Deb Dormody
Alliance of Artists Communities 2015 Annual Conference 

Sheila Dormody
NE Municipal Sustainability Network 

Stephanie Farquhar
2016 World Burn Congress 

Dan Fawcett
2015 J W Kennedy Memorial Tournament 

Bob Feole
ASNT 2015 Digital Imagining XVIII 

Albert Fera
2015 New England Pro Wrestling Fan Festival 

Jack Hayes 
2016 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals 

Lori Ann Hiener 
NEHSA 2016 June Board Meeting 

Julie Hopgood 
Apponaug Girls Fast Pitch Softball League 2014 Ocean State Tournament 

Carl LaBranche
NCAA Men's Soccer Sweet 16 

Wendy Mackie
American Boat Builders and Repairers Association Northeast Board Meeting 

Mike Maino
Barbershop Harmony Society 2014 Northeast District Convention 

Major James Manni
Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies 2017 Conference 

Steve Mesrobian
2015 Armenian Youth Federation Olympics 

Carolyn Murray 
SAAMI Summer Meeting  

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell
Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies 2017 Conference 

Thomas Papa 
SAAMI Summer Meeting 

Arthur Parks
2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament 

Cindy Provost
Miss USA & Miss Teen USA BootCamp/Pageant Prep 

Andres Ramirez
Academy of International Business Northeast Chapter Annual Conference 2014 

David Rosenberg
2015 New England Turfgrass Conference & Expo 

Audrey Scott
2016 World Burn Congress 

Lynn Simon
2014 Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation Weekend Events 

Cheryl Snead 
WERC Annual Conference 

Sandra Walsh
2015 Elite Dance Challenge