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  • Providence Warwick CVB Names Adamo President and CEO

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    April 22, 2019
    The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB) has named the Bureau’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications Kristen Adamo as its President and CEO. She will assume her new role on April 25.

    “Kristen was selected after a thorough and comprehensive process led by a search committee working with Searchwide Global, an executive recruitment firm primarily focused on the travel and tourism industry,” said Kimberly Greene, chairperson of the PWCVB board and the area general manager of TPG Hotels and Resorts. 

    “Kristen brings a diverse background of experience to the position which, combined with her strategic planning and marketing skills, make her the ideal candidate. We are so excited to have Kristen lead the organization as we continue to focus on driving the economic impact of tourism in the Providence and Warwick markets.”

    Adamo joined the PWCVB in 2005 as the director of communications and was promoted to vice president in 2007. In that position, she has served as the primary architect for the PWCVB’s marketing and communications strategy, which includes advertising, public relations, collateral production, website management, special programs and social media. 

    During her tenure, the PWCVB has launched successful marketing initiatives like Providence Restaurant Weeks, has seen Providence named “America’s Favorite City” in Travel + Leisure magazine, and won an Outstanding Sports Marketing award from the National Association of Sports Commissions.

    “It is an honor to lead this talented team at such a pivotal time,” Adamo said. “Tourism is an important economic driver for Rhode Island and both Providence and Warwick are experiencing extraordinary growth. I look forward to working with business and community leaders to continue that momentum and to promote our cultural and natural resources.”

    Adamo has been named to Providence Business News’ “40 Under 40” list of Rhode Island’s most successful young businesspeople, was named Hospitality Ambassador of the year by the RI Hospitality Association in 2014 and received the Producer’s Golden Circle Award from the RI Film Festival.

    She currently serves on the boards of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Roger Williams Park Zoo, the Rhode Island Film Festival, and StyleWeek Northeast.

    A Warwick resident, she is an alumna of Bay View Academy, Ohio Wesleyan University and Salve Regina University.
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