Benefit Host Committee

Our fierce dedication to student success and to building effective partnerships within the communities we serve has been on full display this year. CCRI is laser-focused on creating pathways toward graduation and helping students secure quality jobs and gain additional education. We are incredibly grateful to our benefit host committee members who’ve committed their talent and energy to help us realize the transformational opportunity before us at CCRI.

Thank you to our talented and committed Host Committee!

Scott Avedisian
Chief Executive Officer
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA)

Oliver Brady
Private Wealth Advisor, Ameriprise
Treasurer, CCRI Foundation

Josh Brumberger
Chief Executive Officer, Utilidata
Trustee, CCRI Foundation

David Casey
Vice President, Workforce Strategies and
Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health

Robert and Renamarie DiMuccio
President and CEO, Amica Mutual Insurance

Maura Dunn
Vice President, Human Resources and
Administration, General Dynamics Electric Boat

Renée A. R. Evangelista
Partner, Howland Evangelista Kohlenberg Burnett

Ted Fischer
Co-founder and CEO, Ageless Innovation

Joseph T. Fleming '74
President, Fleming & Associates
President, CCRI Alumni Association

Thomas F. Gilbane
Chairman and CEO, Gilbane Inc.

Christopher D. Graham
Managing Partner, Locke Lord

John Gregory
President and CEO, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

Karen Hammond
Emeriti Director, Nellie Mae Foundation
Trustee, CCRI Foundation

Edward Handy
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Washington Trust

William Hatfield
Market President for Bank of America
in Rhode Island, Bank of America

Dolph Johnson
Executive Vice President, Chief Human
Resources Officer, Hasbro

Kim A. Keck
President and CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield
of Rhode Island
Trustee, CCRI Foundation

Ravi Kumar
President and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Infosys

Joseph MarcAurele
Retired Chairman and CEO, Washington Trust

Chad McFarlane '14
Co-chair, Alumni Diversity Council
Member, CCRI Alumni Association

David Monti '72
Retired, RDW Group
Past President, Trustee, CCRI Foundation

Kurt Noyce
President, Embrace Home Loans

Jaymin Patel
President and CEO, Brightstar

Sandra Pattie '76
President, Chief Executive Officer, BankNewport
Trustee, CCRI Foundation

Sondra Ahlijian Pitts '66 and
Thomas Pitts Jr. '07 (H)
Trustee, CCRI Foundation
Member, CCRI Alumni Association

Yahaira Placencia
Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor,
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Trustee, CCRI Foundation

Marianne and Jack S. Renza
Professor, Business Administration, CCRI

Scott Seaback
President, RI Temps
Vice President, CCRI Foundation

Laurie White
President and CEO, Greater Providence
Chamber of Commerce


For inquiries call Christina Swiszcz at 401-333-7150 or email

Last Updated: 6/6/18