Jo-Ann Schofield, president and chief operating officer of the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership, was recently appointed to a national advisory panel for mentoring. As a member of The Mentoring Partnership Advisory Council, Schofield and her colleagues from around the nation will focus on topics in the areas of quality-based mentoring, resource development, public awareness, public policy and research. Schofield, who recently earned a certificate of nonprofit studies from Rhode Island College, describes herself as a lifelong learner. She has been mentoring a child for three years who is currently in fourth grade.
Jamie Worrell, president of GPS Investment Advisors and managing director of 401(k) Advisors, was recently named one of the country’s 100 top retirement-plan advisers by PlanAdvisor Magazine. Worrell has more than 20 years of industry experience and currently leads a team of employees focused on creating successful retirement-plan experiences for employers and employees. In the past, Worrell has also been recognized as an inductee into the PlanAdvisors’ Hall of Fame and was voted as the 2011 Retirement Plan Advisor of the Year by PlanSponsor Magazine. Worrell holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Mary Heath, a career sponsorship and events professional, was recently promoted to chief marketing officer of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Heath previously served as the senior director of sales and partnership marketing for the hall of fame, securing long-term partnerships with companies such as Rolex, Kia Motors and Alex and Ani. She is a former vice president of IMG’s tennis division and has served as an ATP World Tour and Women’s Tennis Association tournament director. For more than a decade, Heath was the co-owner of Perennial events. Heath holds a B.A. in English from Denison University and is also an adjunct professor of sports marketing at Salve Regina University.
PBN is now accepting applications for its newest award program and event for RI & Bristol County to celebrate the Manufacturing Renaissance that is evolving regionally and across the country. The deadline for applications is March 20th.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.