Discover Newport Appoints New Board Members

Kathleen Seguin and Paul M. Rodrigues have joined the Board of Directors of Discover Newport.

Kathleen Seguin and Paul M. Rodrigues have joined the Board of Directors of Discover Newport, the non-profit destination marketing organization for Newport and Bristol Counties, Rhode Island.

Seguin, representing lodging properties with fewer than 100 rooms, has owned and operated the Bristol House Bed and Breakfast since 2011. With more than 15 years of experience in global partnership marketing, Seguin has successfully transitioned her business savvy into the hospitality industry. She currently serves as President of the Bristol Merchants Association and as a corporate trainer for the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center.  “I am delighted to have been appointed to the Discover Newport Board of Directors,” said Seguin. “I’m looking forward to my new role as a voice for small lodging properties for the organization.”

Rodrigues, one of three appointments made by the Town of Middletown, is a lifelong resident of the municipality he will represent on the Board. Currently serving a fifth term on the Middletown Town Council, Rodrigues has worked in the automotive retail industry at AutoZone, Inc. for 24 years. “I am honored to represent the Town of Middletown and excited to serve on the Discover Newport Board of Directors,” he said.

Discover Newport president and CEO Evan Smith said the new additions to the Board will add two refreshing points of view and enhance the organization’s vision for the future. “We are very pleased to have Kathleen and Paul, two professionals with a wealth of experience, joining our Board,” he said. “As we move forward to continue Discover Newport’s mission to promote and encourage tourism and create a positive economic impact throughout our nine coastal communities, I look forward to serving with Kathleen and Paul who are equally committed to our objective.”  



Both Seguin and Rodrigues will serve on the 18-member board for a term of three years.


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