Dale Venturini has been the voice of hospitality in Rhode Island for almost 25 years. The Rhode Island Hospitality Assn. (RIHA) represents not only just restaurants and hotels and everything else in the food service trade in Rhode Island.
She has been instrumental in improving the industry’s educational and training programs in the state, as well as enhancing the bottom line of the business she represents.
At the helm of the largest hospitality trade organization, Ms. Venturini splits her time between the office and the State House, a constant presence for her membership.
Currently, she is serving as a commissioner of the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority, is on the Board of Directors of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation based in Chicago, Ill.; on the Board of the Providence/Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau.
She is a board member of the Council of State Restaurant Associations based in Baltimore, Md; and on the Board of Governors for Miriam Hospital. Ms. Venturini is also a commodore for the State of Rhode Island.
A past president of the International Society of Restaurant Association Executives, Ms. Venturini has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Restaurant Association; the Rhode Island Community Food Bank; the Johnson & Wales University Feinstein Graduate School Advisory Board; the Wm. M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School; and a board member of the 100 Club of Rhode Island.
In addition, she also served on Board of the Cranston Redevelopment Agency as well as the Dean’s Board of Distinguished Counselors to the Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School at Johnson & Wales University.