Sports Advisory Committee

The Rhode Island Sports Commission is always fine-tuning its game, analyzing and breaking down each play to set the bar for the next event. The Sports Advisory Committee is a team of industry professionals comprised of athletic directors, venue managers, city and county officials, local sports events rights holders and more. These members provide support, ideas and resources to keep the sports industry in Rhode Island pushing forward.

Cheryl Cohen
Amica Mutual Pavilion

Bob Billington
Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

Rob Crain
Boston Celtics

Colin Sullivan
Brown University

Scott Sargent
Brown University

Bill Smith
Bryant University

John Ruppert
Bryant University

Kevin Salisbury
Community College of Rhode Island

Scott Sevegny
Cranston Parks & Recreation

Steven Piscopiello
Cranston Western Little League

Sarah Shibley
Crowne Plaza Hotel

Tim Walsh
Discover Newport

Mark Cooke
Firecracker Sports

Brewer Rowe
International Tennis Hall of Fame

Chris Flint
Johnson & Wales University

Phil Buttafuoco
Kraft Sports & Entertainment

Tim Viveiros
Longplex Family & Sports Center

Dave Rosler
Ocean State Curling Club

Eric Hirschbein-Bodnar
Ocean State Waves

Charles Breagy
Ocean State XC Invitational

Steve Napolillo
Providence College

David Longo
Providence College

Julie Seng
Providence Pirates

Bill Flaherty
Providence Sports & Leadership

Jeff Hagan
PSE Agency

Donald Tencher
Rhode Island College

Paul Adams
Rhode Island College

Mark Brodeur
Rhode Island Commerce

Joanna Arrighie
Rhode Island Convention Center

Daniel McConaghy
Rhode Island Convention Center Authority

Michael P. Lunney
Rhode Island Interscholastic League

Sara DeCosta Hayes
Rhode Island Sting Girls Hockey

Karen Zyons
Rhode Races & Events

Dan Fawcett
RI Sports Center & Wide World of Indoor Sports

Nicholas Williams
Roger Williams University

Mike Gallagher
Roger Williams University

Brad Read
Sail Newport

Jody Mooradian
Salve Regina University

Ed Habershaw
Salve Regina University

Jim Siedliski
Siedliski Sports Management Group

Louise Bishop
South County Tourism Council

Thorr Bjorn
University of Rhode Island

Elizabeth Dunton
Warwick Department of Tourism Culture & Development

Beverly Wiley
Warwick Parks & Recreation