Cindy Laughlin, president of Recruiting Specialists, was recently elected to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Laughlin began her career as an executive recruiter for a search firm that specialized in retail. After acquiring ownership of the firm in 1993, Laughlin built Recruiting Specialists into the talent-acquisition firm that it is today. Recruiting Specialists focuses on many facets of the retail industry, including big box and luxury retail. Outside of the office, Laughlin is also very active in the community. She was previously the president (and now the chairwoman) of Justice Assistance. She is also the education chairwoman for the Massachusetts Association of Personnel Services, as well as a trustee of the Providence Performing Arts Center and she continues to support several of Rhode Island’s nonprofit organizations.
Service providers from U.S. retailers to builders expanded in November at the second-fastest pace in more than nine years, indicating the world’s largest economy is forging ahead through a global slowdown.
Kelly A. Kincaid, a litigation associate at Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney LLP, was recently recognized as a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers for the second year in a row. Kincaid specializes in defending retail and hospitality clients regarding premises liability actions filed in both state and federal courts. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Defense Counsel of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Bar Association. She also serves on the board of directors of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association. Kincaid holds a B.A. in history from Providence College and a J.D. with a concentration in international law from Suffolk University Law School.