Leadership and Administration


Board of Trustees | Members of the Corporation | Officers of the Corporation


BOARD OF TRUSTEES (As of November 2016)

  • James H. Hance Jr., chair of the board of trustees, Johnson & Wales University; operating executive, The Carlyle Group, Washington, D.C.
  • John J. Bowen ‘77, chancellor, president and chief executive officer, Johnson & Wales University
  • Derick Close, chief executive officer, Springs Creative Products Group LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Brenda Dann-Messier ‘00 EdD, education and workforce consultant; former assistant secretary of the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, United States Department of Education, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
  • Michele Bailey DiMartino ‘91, president and chief executive officer, Align Enterprises LLC, Tampa, Florida
  • Lawrence DiPasquale, chairman & CEO, Epicurean Culinary Group, Centennial, Colorado
  • Laura Freid, former chief executive officer and executive director, Silk Road Project Inc., Waban, Massachusetts
  • Darren J. Lopes, director of institutional relationship management, TIAA, Providence, Rhode Island
  • M. John Martin ‘86, president, The Capital Grille, Orlando, Florida
  • William J. Murphy, partner, Murphy & Fay LLP, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Philip S. Renaud II ‘73, executive director, The Risk Institute in the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Merrill W. Sherman, principal, Sherman Consulting LLC, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Clay A. Snyder ‘93, senior director of brand performance, Hilton Worldwide/Brand Management, McLean, Virginia
  • William E. Trueheart, retired chief executive officer, Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, Washington, D.C.
  • D. Chip Wade ‘83, executive vice president of operations, Red Lobster, Orlando, Florida
  • John H. White Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Taco Comfort Solutions, Cranston, Rhode Island
  • Laurie White, president, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Providence, Rhode Island
  • David Wilson P’98, independent director, Barnes & Noble Education Inc.; CoreSite Realty Inc., Naples, Florida

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  • Barbara L. Bennett, retired senior vice president of law & policy and corporate secretary, Johnson & Wales University, Naples, Florida
  • Joseph R. Beretta, president and chief financial officer, Robinson Green Beretta Corp., Providence, Rhode Island
  • Richard L. Bready, former chairman and chief executive officer, Nortek Inc., Providence, Rhode Island
  • Stephen J. Caldeira, president and CEO, Consumer Specialty Products Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Richard G. Carriere, senior vice president, The North Atlantic Group, MorganStanley, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Colin J. Clapton, banking industry consultant, Canton, Massachusetts
  • Charles M. Cook, retired senior vice president of university affairs, Johnson & Wales University, Watertown, Massachusetts
  • Scott Davis ‘80, president, FLIK International, Rye, New York
  • Frank DiBiase, president, DiBiase Associates Inc., North Providence, Rhode Island
  • Bradford S. Dimeo, president, Dimeo Construction Company, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Thomas L. Dwyer, vice chancellor and provost, Johnson & Wales University
  • Gerald A. Fernandez ‘86, president, Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Michael Friedman, vice president, Gerber Finance Inc., Providence, Rhode Island
  • Dana H. Gaebe, attorney at law, East Providence, Rhode Island
  • Richard J. Gladney, senior vice president and managing partner, Gladney Consulting Group of Wells Fargo, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Abraham Goldfarb, legacy trustee; president, National Banner Company; general manager, ABOA, Dallas, Texas
  • Alan Gould, management and creative consultant, Gould Ideas, Bedford Hills, New York
  • Edward P. Grace III, managing director, Grace Restaurant Partners, Orlando, Florida
  • Gertrude Jones ‘89, former vice president of community relations, Lifespan, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Scott K. Keefer, legacy trustee; senior partner, Macktaz, Keefer & Kirby, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • Richard J. Kosh, provost emeritus, Johnson & Wales University, West Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Emeril J. Lagasse III, chef, restaurateur, television personality and author, Emeril’s Homebase, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Katherine Littlefield P’13, director, Scotts MiracleGro Company, Delray Beach, Florida
  • Kwan Lui, founder and director, At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, Singapore
  • Tarun Malik, ‘90, ‘11, EdD, Charlotte Campus president, Johnson & Wales University
  • William F. McArdle, senior vice president of finance, Johnson & Wales University
  • Michael S. Parmet, managing partner, Parmet, Chapman & Madsen P.C., Houston, Texas
  • Manuel Pimentel Jr., senior vice president emeritus of university relations, Johnson & Wales University, North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Larry Rice ‘90, North Miami Campus president, Johnson & Wales University
  • Arthur S. Robbins, principal, Robbins Properties Inc., Providence, Rhode Island
  • Sylvia E. Robinson, president, SER Associates, Oak Hill, Virginia
  • Patricia R. Roche, retired partner, Roche-Rooney Financial Services, Denver, Colorado
  • Mim L. Runey, Providence Campus president and chief operating officer, Johnson & Wales University
  • Irving Schneider, retired Providence Campus president, Johnson & Wales University, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
  • Bennett E. Singer ‘98 MBA, senior vice president & portfolio manager, U.S. Trust, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Lissa B. Singer ‘98 MBA, chief quality officer, First Physician Corporation, Charlton Memorial Hospital ED, Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Guy B. Snowden, chair of the board emeritus, Johnson & Wales University; director, SnowMark Corp., Vero Beach, Florida
  • Paul Stonely, chief executive officer and executive committee member, World Association for Cooperative Education, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Howard G. Sutton, executive in residence, Johnson & Wales University
  • John E. Taylor Jr., chairman of the board, Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc., Vero Beach, Florida
  • William R. Tiefel, chairman, Carmax Inc.; chairman emeritus, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC, Palm Beach, Florida
  • Edward P. Triangolo Jr., managing partner, Triangolo Professional Group, Sunrise, Florida
  • Terry Vince, legacy trustee; former president, Sovereign Hotels, Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Girard Visconti, partner, Shechtman Halperin Savage LLP, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Zolon A. Wilkins Jr., president, Lexington Interests Inc., Irving, Texas
  • Richard Wiscott, Denver Campus president, Johnson & Wales University
  • Donna J. Yena, retired vice president of employer relations, Johnson & Wales University, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
  • John A. Yena, chairman of the board emeritus, Johnson & Wales University, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
  • and all Members of the Board of Trustees

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  • John J. Bowen MM, DBA (hon.), ‘77, chancellor, president and chief executive officer
  • Thomas L. Dwyer, MBA, executive vice president, vice chancellor and provost
  • Joseph J. Greene Jr. ‘98 MS CPA, treasurer and chief financial officer
  • Mim L. Runey, LPD, chief operating officer and Providence Campus president
  • Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LPD, senior vice president of administration
  • Emily A. Gilcreast, BS, university secretary and Office of the Chancellor chief of staff

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Our university has experiential education in its DNA.

JWU Chancellor John Bowen '77