RIHA names No. Smithfield’s Cindy Stepanian finance/administrative assistant


CRANSTON – The RI Hospitality Association has announced that North Smithfield resident Cindy Stepanian has been named as its finance/administrative assistant. 

In her role, Stepanian will be tasked with providing administrative support to RIHA’s President/CEO Dale Venturini and Chief Operating Officer Heather Singleton, assisting team members with events, meetings, team projects and other day-to-day activities, ensuring the maintenance of membership records, helping to prepare for Board of Directors meetings, and more.

“Cindy has excelled in her new role thus far and has proven herself to be a fantastic contributor for our team and for our members,” said Venturini. “She has been integral to the execution of our mission and has provided valuable support both internally and externally.”

Prior to joining RIHA, Stepanian worked in group sales, retail sales, and as a media specialist for Conway Tours in Cumberland; in customer service at CVS Pharmacy in Pascoag; and most recently in the operations department for National DCP in Bellingham, Mass. 

She is a graduate of Woonsocket High School and has earned a National Academy Foundation Certificate in Travel and Tourism from the Woonsocket Area Career & Technical Center. Outside of work, Stepanian has volunteered her time as the co-chair of the Parent Advisory Council; as chair of the WHS Music Department Golf Tournament Fundraiser; as secretary of National DCP’s Safety Committee; in a variety of roles for Alternatives Unlimited/Open Sky, the Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition, and with a number of other community agencies.

With more than 900 foodservice and hospitality members in Rhode Island, RIHA has been serving the hospitality industry in the state since 1963.  For more information call (401) 223-1120, or write to: RI Hospitality Association, 94 Sabra Street, Cranston, RI, 02910, or visit www.rihospitality.org.

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