chris barnett en Chris Barnett leaves Mollis for RI Foundation <p>In a wise move by the Rhode Island Foundation, the foundation has hired Chris Barnett, press spokesman for Rhode Island Secretary of State Ralph Mollis, to become senior public affairs officer.</p><p>Barnett has long been one of the state’s most reporter-friendly and helpful p.r. folks in a number of positions, including Rhode Island Housing. His knowledge of state election and public records and e-commerce laws was top notch and his awareness and concern for media deadlines won him respect over the years from journalists.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:09:29 +0000 Scott MacKay 17790 at