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Rhode Island Business Leaders

Pledge your personal support for the freedom to marry or lend your company's name to the fight by using the form below.

Business Leaders for Marriage Equality Pledge:


As a proud member of Rhode Island's business community, I understand that the ability to attract and retain top talent from around the world is critical to creating a competitive business environment.

Having a diverse workforce also helps businesses—both large and small—understand the changing marketplace and better connect with their customers.

Allowing all loving, committed couples in Rhode Island to obtain a civil marriage license would strengthen the workforce for Rhode Island employers.

Legalizing same-sex marriage would increase revenue in the state while also generating much-needed business for companies in the tourism and hospitality industries.

I support marriage equality because every employee or potential employee will be treated fairly, it helps increase our competitive business environment and it is good for Rhode Island's economy.


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Who's Already Onboard

  • Sally Lapides - President,
    Residential Properties Ltd
  • Aaron Horowitz - CEO,
    Sproutel
  • Alan Hassenfeld
    Hassenfeld Family Foundation
  • Alec Taylor - CEO,
    FGX International
  • Allan Tear - Managing Partner,
    Betaspring
  • Angus Davis - Entrepreneur,
    (Self)
  • Anne-Marie Harrington - CEO,
    Embolden
  • Arley-Rose Torsone - Co-owner,
    Ladyfingers Letterpress
  • Asher Dunn - Owner,
    Keeseh Woodshop
  • Aubrey Atwater Donnelly - Manager,
    Atwater-Donnelly
  • Barbara Harris - Owner,
    BHLAW
  • Barbara Schoenfeld - Managing Director,
    Saffron, LLC
  • Barry Fonseca - President,
    Pilgrim House Inn
  • Betty Lang - Co-publisher,
    Block Island Times
  • Brad Dufault - Owner,
    Checkmate
  • Brad Pelletier - Attorney,
    Pelletier & Clark, Attorneys at Law
  • Brett Smiley - President,
    CFO Consulting Group
  • Brian Furze - Marketing/Sales,
    Fieldstone Enterprises
  • Brian Sweenor - President/Owner,
    Sweenor's Chocolates
  • Cara Berman,
    Shades Plus
  • Cara Cromwell - Principal,
    Cromwell Public Affairs
  • Carl Freedman - Law Firm,
    Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP
  • Cass Sapir - CEO,
    Thumbs Up
  • Chad Mellen - President, Cross Accessories,
    A.T. Cross
  • Rev. Charles Cavalconte
    Commissioner, Economic Development Commission, Bristol
  • Charlie Kroll - CEO,
    Andera
  • Chris Daltas - CEO,
    Greentape
  • Chris Erway - Chief Architect, APM,
    AppNeta
  • Christina Paxson - President,
    Brown University
  • Christopher Marsella - President,
    Marsella Development Corporation
  • Cindy Feinstein - Podiatrist,
    NE Podiatry Assoc.
  • David Cass - Owner,
    Pirate Pedicab
  • David Dadekian - President,
    Eat Drink RI, LLC
  • David Milner - Founder and CEO,
    NuGen Capital Management, LLC
  • David Olsen - President,
    Casablanca Events
  • Deborah Norman - Owner,
    Rue de L'Espoir
  • Dennis Blair - Owner,
    Hydrangea House Inn
  • Don Desrosiers - President,
    Francis Malbone House Inn, Inc.
  • Donald Asprinio - Owner,
    Dark Lady
  • Elaine Fain, MD - Physician,
    Elaine B. Fain, MD
  • Ellis Waldman - President,
    Walco Electric Co.
  • Faye Silverman - Managing Partner,
    Silverman McGovern Staffing, Inc.
  • Foster Sayers - CEO,
    121nexus
  • Fraser Lang - Co-publisher,
    Block Island Times
  • Gary Glassman - President,
    Providence Pictures
  • Gerald Lewis - President,
    Pennant Co
  • Gregory DiStefano - Executive Director, University Marketing,
    Johnson & Wales University
  • Hamzah Ansari - CEO,
    Accelereach Inc.
  • Hannah Chung - Co-founder, Chief Creative Officer,
    Sproutel
  • Heidi Gumula - Owner,
    Gumula Photography
  • Helena Foulkes - EVP,
    CVS Caremark
  • Howard Sutton - Publisher, President & CEO,
    Providence Journal Company
  • Jack Templin - Partner,
    Betaspring
  • Jacob Brier - Principal,
    Brier Communications
  • Jakob Garrow - CEO,
    WorldBrain
  • James Belliveau - Principal,
    Pilgrim Title Insurance Co.
  • James Reavis - Member,
    Reavis Cianciolo, LLC
  • Janette Talento Ley - Office Manager,
    Christopher w. Ley MD, Inc
  • Jason Woodward - Co-founder / CTO,
    RecoVend, Inc.
  • Jef Nickerson - Founder / Editor,
    Greater City Providence
  • Jeffrey Brier - President,
    Brier & Brier
  • Jeffrey Grybowski - CEO,
    Deepwater Wind
  • Joe Roch - Sales Agent,
    Armory Properties
  • Joel Strellner - CEO,
    Socialping, Inc.
  • John Farber - President,
    HEYMB Food Enterprises LLC
  • Jon Duffy - President,
    Duffy & Shanley
  • Joseph Abatecola,
    The Training Station, Inc.
  • Judd Rosenblatt - CEO,
    Crunch Button
  • Judy Chace - Broker/Associate,
    Residential Properties
  • Judi Connery - Shopkeeper / Partner,
    Smyle!
  • Judy Tabar - President & CEO,
    Planned Parenthood Southern New England
  • Julie Brigidi - President,
    Oggi Wedding Photography
  • Karen Melo - Financial Planner,
    Baystate Financial
  • Katherine Field - President,
    Katherine Field & Assoc
  • Kay Mcgowan - CEO,
    A Curated World
  • Ken Block - President,
    Simpatico Software Systems
  • Kirsten DiChiappari - The Chatter Group,
    The Chatter Group
  • Kristin Brown - Manager,
    Onne van der Wal Photography Gallery
  • Kyle Nichols-Schmolze - CTO,
    Jump Off Campus
  • Larry Schoenfeld MD - Board member,
    Coastal Medical Inc.
  • Lauren Prestifilippo - Rootless,
    Rootless
  • Laurie White - President,
    Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
  • Lee Beliveau - Director of Marketing, Development & Government Affairs,
    The Groden Network
  • Lori Polacek, MD
    The Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery
  • Margaret Holland McDuff - CEO,
    Family Service of RI
  • Marie Schaller - Partner,
    The Chocolate Delicacy
  • Martha Werenfels - Principal,
    DBVW Architects
  • Martin Baginski - Manager,
    Professional Ambulance
  • Mary Millard - Int. Design Consultant,
    C Millard Inc.
  • Maryellen Butke - Principal,
    MEB Strategies
  • Max Winograd - President and Co-Founder,
    NuLabel Technologies, Inc.
  • Melissa Withers - Chief of Staff,
    Betaspring
  • Meredith Curren - CEO,
    Edgewood Holdings, LLC
  • Michael Gennaro - Executive Director,
    Trinity Repertory Company
  • Michael Rubinstein - Dentists,
    Rubinstein & Ducoff
  • Michael Santos - President / Lead CPA,
    DosSantos Tax & Asset Managers
  • Michelle Duso - Founder/Director,
    Power4Good
  • Mike Lederman - Managing Partner,
    Spectrum Capital Group, LLC
  • Morgan Calderini - Co-owner,
    Ladyfingers Letterpress
  • Nicholas Napp - MoveableCode,
    MoveableCode
  • Nick Maione - Innkeeper,
    Architect's Inn: George Champlin Mason House
  • Owen Johnson - Managing Partner,
    Betaspring
  • Peter Dandurand - Real Estate,
    Dandurand Real Estate, Inc.
  • Phoebe Salten - Principal,
    High Street Properties, LLC
  • Rachael McCaskill - Chef/Owner,
    Rachael Bakes
  • Rajiv Kumar - Founder & CEO,
    ShapeUp
  • Rohan Vakil,
    Betaspring
  • Roz Rustigian - President,
    Rustigian Rugs
  • Ryan Laughlin - Co-founder/CTO,
    Splitwise, Inc.
  • Sabrina Scolari - President,
    Sabrina Scolari Photography
  • Sam Havens - Consultant,
    Self-Employed
  • Sandi Warner - US Office & HR Manager,
    MOO, Inc.
  • Shivan S. Subramaniam - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
    FM Global
  • Scott Guelich - CEO,
    Care Thread, Inc.
  • Stephan Brigidi - President,
    Bristol Workshops in Photography
  • Stephanie Caress - Administrative Coordinator,
    Betaspring
  • Stephen Hourahan - Chief Advancement Officer,
    Family Service of Rhode Island
  • Susan Farrell - Spring Seasons Inn & Tea Room,
    Spring Seasons Inn & Tea Room
  • Susan Mocarski - Managing Partner,
    Cleverhood
  • Tara Hurley - Owner,
    Warren Exchange
  • Ted Hurley - Owner,
    Warren Exchange
  • Ted McGuire - President,
    Thames & Kosmos
  • Therese Martin- Owner,
    Thrifty Sister
  • Thomas Goff - Owner,
    Signs by Goff
  • Tom Hockaday - Owner/CEO,
    Hockaday & Associates, LLC
  • Tony Caparco - Owner,
    Town Hall Lanes Bowling Center
  • Vanphouthon Souvannasane - Owner & Director,
    Yellow Peril Gallery
  • Will Dewey - Proprietor,
    Hilltop Inn
  • William Oates - Owner,
    Christiaan Salon & Day Spa