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PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee last week announced that longtime aide Stephen R. Hourahan will return to Family Service of Rhode Island as chief advancement officer.
Hourahan, who most recently served as Gov.-elect Chafee’s transition director and as senior adviser to the governor, left Family Service in 2009 to join the successful Chafee for Governor campaign. He also served as communications director for then-Sen. Lincoln Chafee and in a variety of positions for the late Sen. John Chafee.
As a member of the Family Service executive team, the chief advancement officer will formulate and lead achievement of institutional goals, objectives, strategy and partnerships, a news release said. Additionally, Hourahan will be responsible for all aspects of marketing and branding and will manage all public- and private-sector fundraising.
With an annual budget of over $50 million, Family Service of Rhode Island is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the state. As a diversified social service organization built on alliances and partnerships, they serve individuals and families across Rhode Island.
“Stephen has been a trusted adviser and friend to the Chafee family for many years,” Chafee said. “He was a valued member of my father’s U.S. Senate and campaign staffs, and for the past 14 years Stephen has played key roles for me during my time as U.S. senator and governor, as well as my campaigns for both of those offices.” •