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Communications Responsible for oversight and management of the
annual Trusted Choice member promotion and all
other areas of communications and public relations.
Promote the image of the Association to various
audiences including members, consumers,
companies, legislators and regulators.
Brenda Loiselle-DuClos, Chair
Michele Calabrese
John O’Rourke, Jr.
Mark Rotondo
Christopher Slocum
Stan Tabak
Laurie Vario
Consumer & Agent
 Resource Education

Responsible for identifying ways to positively impact
the fallout of coastal issues to the benefit of member
agents and their customers.


Margaret Longolucco, Chair
Bob Hartnett
John Kaull
Colette McKeon
Tom Regan
Kelly Townsend


Responsible for planning, organizing, implementing,
and evaluating the Association’s Annual Convention. 

Matthew Clark
Gale Aguiar
Maryanne Callaghan
Dave Cookson
Sean Daly
Doug Mayhew
Marc Nadeau
Michael O’ Bryan
Christine Porter
Tom Regan
Howard Thorp
Elizabeth Trebisacci
Christine Ventura


Work with our lobbyist and the RI Insurance Agents
Council, to review all insurance related legislation
and to promote legislation that is in the best
interest of, and oppose legislation that is
detrimental to, IIARI members and the insurance
consumer. This includes testifying, when necessary,
before various legislative committees and
sub-committees. Secondly, to work in support of
the legislative efforts of our National Association,
the Independent Insurance Agents of America, Inc.

Ernie Shaghalian, Chair
Terry Martiesian
Dave Bates
Ed Bishop
Julia Bridges
Sean Daly
Melanie Flamand
Brian Hunter
Peter Kenahan
Nancy Mendizabal
Kim Raymond
Rick Rheinberger
Ken Thompson
David White

Responsible to review all products and services
brought to the Association for consideration of
endorsement and promotion to member
agencies and possibly their customers.

John Edge, Co-chair
Greg Troy, Co-chair
Donna Gelsomino
Rick Paquin
Denise Smith
Stan Tabak

To support state candidates for public office who
are sympathetic to the interests and views of
Independent Insurance Agents and their customers.

Ed Bishop, Co-Chair
Colette McKeon, Co-Chair
Brian Hunter, Vice Chairman
Rick Rheinberger, Secretary
Mark Male, Treasurer
John Edge
Cristie Hanaway
Terry Martiesian
Ernie Shaghalian

 State Advisory

Provide technical support to staff in managing
the complex state relationships and coverage issues.

Kate Kelley
Bob Loiselle
Bob Padula
Bill Preston
Rick Rheinberger
Bill Warburton

Monitor workers compensation issues in RI,
keep the membership informed of important
changes in the marketplace, and work with
legislators, the Department of Labor and
Training, and the Department of Business
Regulation, Insurance Division, to assure
continued success of workers compensation 
insurance in RI.

David White, Chair
Doug Brown
Bob Padula
Bill Preston
Bob Slocum
John Tickner

To launch the next generation of independent
insurance agency system leaders; to build involvement
in, and activism for, the legislative issues vital to the
future of the industry; to encourage the revitalization
of state young agents programs and the strengthening
of existing ones; and to develop awareness of, and
participation in, the state and national activities of
the Big I.

Kelly Townsend, Chair
Vrania Coelho
William Hunt, Jr.
Sarah Lassor
Timothy Mailloux
Christopher Slocum
Melanie Smith
Kenneth Thompson, Jr.

Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island
2400 Post Road, Warwick, RI  02886
T: 401-732-2400 - F: 401-732-1708
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