staffers http://ripr.org en TGIF: 10 Things to Know Mostly About Buddy Cianci http://ripr.org/post/tgif-10-things-know-mostly-about-buddy-cianci <p>Just another nice quiet week here in the Biggest Little, right? Thanks for stopping by and welcome back to my Friday column. Your tips and thoughts are always welcome via idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and you can follow me all week long <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:02:18 +0000 Ian Donnis 35896 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 14 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-14-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-7 <p>Happy April, happy opening week of baseball, and thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As always, your tips and feedback are always welcome, and you can follow me through the week via<a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon"> the twitters</a>. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:51:34 +0000 Ian Donnis 31546 at http://ripr.org Frank Anzeveno Is Out As Chief of Staff for the Speaker http://ripr.org/post/frank-anzeveno-out-chief-staff-speaker-0 <p></p><p>Frank Anzeveno, who served as the powerful chief of staff for former House speaker Gordon Fox, is giving up his post.</p><p>“In light of recent events at the Statehouse, time has accelerated. I cleaned out my office over the weekend in anticipation that a new Speaker needs to bring in his own staff," Anzeveno says in a statement released Monday.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:19:46 +0000 Ian Donnis 30941 at http://ripr.org Frank Anzeveno Is Out As Chief of Staff for the Speaker TGIF: 18 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-18-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-0 <p>Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Your thoughts and feedback are always welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and you can can follow me all week long <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:08:57 +0000 Ian Donnis 30101 at http://ripr.org Bill Fischer Leaving Clay Pell's Campaign http://ripr.org/post/bill-fischer-leaving-clay-pells-campaign <p>Bill Fischer, who has brought communications discipline to the early phase of<a href="http://ripr.org/post/clay-pell-talks-hes-made-his-mind-run-governor"> Clay Pell's Democratic gubernatorial campaign </a>as Pell's spokesman, is transitioning out of the campaign this week.</p><p>"I'm certainly proud of what we accomplished with Clay, working with his team to get the campaign off the ground successfully," Fischer told RIPR Wednesday afternoon.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:49:22 +0000 Ian Donnis 29719 at http://ripr.org Roger Suchite Moving From City Hall to Cicilline's Staff http://ripr.org/post/roger-suchite-moving-city-hall-cicillines-staff <p><a href="https://twitter.com/suchite_roger">Roger Suchite</a> is leaving his job as director of advance for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras to become senior field representative for Congressman David Cicilline.</p><p>Suchite's responsibilities in the new post will include constituent casework and joining Cicilline at Rhode Island events, according to Cicilline spokesman Andrew Gernt.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:08:29 +0000 Ian Donnis 29274 at http://ripr.org Kilmartin Hires Ernie Carlucci As His Chief of Staff http://ripr.org/post/kilmartin-hires-ernie-carlucci-his-chief-staff <p>Attorney General <a href="http://www.riag.ri.gov/">Peter Kilmartin</a> has hired Ernest "Ernie" J. Carlucci, a former deputy district director for Congressman David Cicilline, as his chief of staff. The move comes as Kilmartin faces a re-election challenge this year from state Senator <a href="http://ripr.org/post/hodgson-renews-push-independent-commission-probe-38-studios">Dawson Hodgson</a> (R-North Kingstown).</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:50:46 +0000 Ian Donnis 28805 at http://ripr.org Zainyeh Joins Shectman Halperin Savage as Chief Marketing & Development Officer http://ripr.org/post/zainyeh-joins-shectman-halperin-savage-chief-marketing-development-officer <p></p><p>George Zainyeh, whose departure as Governor Lincoln Chafee's chief of staff was announced last Friday, is taking a job, as chief marketing and development officer, with the law firm of<a href="http://www.shslawfirm.com/"> Shectman Halperin Savage LLP</a>.</p><p>Shectman Halperin Savage has offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York. Founding partner <a href="http://www.shslawfirm.com/index.php/Attorneys/category/savage_jonathan_n">Jonathan Savage </a>previously served as the receiver for Central Falls.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:19:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 28560 at http://ripr.org Zainyeh Joins Shectman Halperin Savage as Chief Marketing & Development Officer TGIF: 15 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-15-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-2 <p>Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Another busy political week looms ahead, so let's get into it. As always, feel free to drop me a line at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org and to follow me all week long <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:52:50 +0000 Ian Donnis 28107 at http://ripr.org Lorne Adrain Hires Former Chris Dodd Staffer to Advise His Mayoral Campaign http://ripr.org/post/lorne-adrain-hires-former-chris-dodd-staffer-advise-his-mayoral-campaign <p>Providence mayoral candidate <a href="http://ripr.org/post/lorne-adrain-jumps-providence-mayoral-race">Lorne Adrain</a>, who has been making some aggressive moves to step up his run, has hired an experienced political staffer, <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=13392476&amp;authType=NAME_SEARCH&amp;authToken=wOI5&amp;locale=en_US&amp;srchid=164594071389809450650&amp;srchindex=1&amp;srchtotal=9&amp;trk=vsrp_people_res_name&amp;trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A164594071389809450650%2CVSRPtargetId%3A13392476%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary">Steve Gerencser</a>, to advise his campaign.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:23:04 +0000 Ian Donnis 27715 at http://ripr.org