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Successful Pandemic Job Hunting during this Pandemic For anyone who has been Laid off, Furloughed, Shut Down due to COVID-19.

Encore Executive Coaching is Giving Back to our Community in Times of Crisis:
A FREE Workshop is available for anyone wanting to pivot their current job situation during this time of uncertainty.
Discover the Hiring Strategies That Work 100% of the Time, even in a pandemic.
What we will do together:
Master the six secrets recruiters often tell you to use, and they work 100% of the time.

In this FREE workshop, you’ll discover how to:

1. Be more visible…

2. Make it personal …

3. Find a champion…

4. Over communicate…

5. Make the Networking rounds, virtually and in person…

6. Turn your contact list into your advocates…

So that you can land the job you want in the middle of this pandemic.

The steps are designed to help you move quickly in the right direction, without endlessly waiting for call backs.

Hard to imagine, but yes, people who have followed these steps in every case have been hired for the jobs they wanted.

Don’t miss this opportunity to brush up on your job hunting skills, and move your search forward.

When: July 15, 2020

Time: 11:30-12:30PM

How: Zoom Link sent to you once you register

The event is free, but you must register to attend. Just use the link below.

Presented by Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL


LINCOLN, RI– On June 5, 2018 Joseph D’Alesio, PE was named President of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC-RI). ACEC-RI serves as the voice of Rhode Island’s professional engineering community, representing over 30 independent companies engaged in the design and engineering of transportation, environmental, industrial, energy, land development and other infrastructure projects on behalf of clients in both the public and private sectors. ACEC-RI’s mission is to advance the business, education, community engagement, and overall growth and success of member firms.

Mr. D’Alesio is a Senior Vice President with BETA Group, Inc. and has over four decades of civil engineering experience specializing in the planning and design of wastewater treatment, collection and pumping systems, and construction management. He serves as client manager for some of BETA’s high profile projects with clients such as the Narragansett Bay Commission and municipalities including the City of Framingham and the Town of Brookline. Mr. D’Alesio is primarily responsible for overseeing the planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and execution of the environmental engineering projects – both water and wastewater.

During his tenure at BETA, Mr. D’Alesiohas built one of the most respected, qualified, and diverse environmental engineering teams in New England, dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients. Thegroup’s track record regarding quality, schedule, and cost compliance is reflected by the number of repeat clients they have serviced under his leadership.

Mr. D’Alesiohad previously held the positions of Treasurer and Vice President of ACEC-RI before being elected to the role of President. According to John Shevlin, Senior Vice President at Pare Corporation (Lincoln, RI) and Immediate Past President of ACEC-RI, “There is no doubt that Joe D’Alesio is going to do a great job as President of ACEC-RI! His dedication as Vice President/Treasurer was an essential component to ensurethe early success of ACEC-RI. This organization is lucky to have someone like Joe lead them over the next couple years as theorganization continues to grow.”

Standish Executive Search Works with Howes Lubricator to Select New Vice President of Marketing

The Howes Family Welcomes Phil Colacchio to the Leadership Role;

Plans Growth of Product Line


Providence, Rhode Island – North Kingstown-based Howes Lubricator worked with Business Succession & Growth Expert Standish Executive Search in Providence to select a new Vice President of Marketing.  A broad national search was conducted over the last several months to identify the ideal candidate for this executive role leading to the hiring of Phil Colacchio of BarringtonColacchio will lead product and marketing strategies for the 98 year old company.

“Standish Executive Search worked with Howes Lubricator to find the candidate that would have a similar customer-focused approach, combined with the ability to obtain results in moving the company toward its sales and growth objectives,” said Kelley Small, Principal of Standish Executive Search.  “We recommended Phil Colacchio to Howes Lubricator based on his strong track record in both sales and marketing coupled with his hands-on approach.”

Colacchio is a strategist with fifteen years of experience in marketing, most recently as Director of Global Marketing for Titleist Golf Gear.  His strategic planning abilities are complemented by a strong consideration and understanding of consumer value creation and entrepreneurial spirit. Prior work includes companies such as Newell Rubermaid and ACCO Brands among others. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont.

“We are thrilled to have Phil Colacchio join our team, and we believe his track record of success speaks to his ability to bring about measurable results for Howes Lubricator,” said Erika Howes, Vice President of Business Development at Howes Lubricator.  “As a 98-year old company, we are constantly striving to find new ways to serve our customers, and Standish really understood that we were looking for someone who would fit into our culture while also helping us to grow our revenue and profitability.  We are confident Standish has found the right person to help us grow our business.”

Founded in 1920 by Wendell V.C. Howes, Howes Lubricator is a fifth-generation family business that produces a specialized line of preventive maintenance products formulated for diesel engine owners and operators.  The company’s state-of-the-art oil additives, fuel additives and multi-use lubricants are used worldwide.


About Standish Executive Search:

Standish Executive Search is a New England-based firm that builds every search to meet each client’s unique culture, operations and strategy objectives.  The firm counsels and advises companies seeking accelerated growth, change or succession, employing Standish’s unique Standish Model© to identify, attract and retain the right leaders. More information can be found at


Julie Grant Promoted to Digital Marketing Manager

Newport (R.I.) April 24, 2018 – Discover Newport, the official destination marketing organization for Newport and Bristol counties, has promoted Julie Grant to Digital Marketing Manager. Grant is responsible for developing content strategy and overall site management on using CRM and CMS applications; implementing, analyzing and reporting on the organization’s digital and email marketing campaigns, leveraging content to generate optimal SEO and evaluating new data-driven digital technologies to advance Discover Newport’s marketing strategy.


“From the time Julie started as an intern here three years ago, she has shown a passion for the industry and an unquenchable thirst for learning,” says Discover Newport’s Vice President of Marketing Kathryn Farrington. “We’re proud to recognize her talents including an in-depth, comprehensive knowledge of our digital platforms and a keen eye for photography and video production, among others. She’s become an integral part of our team.”

Grant is a 2016 graduate of Salve Regina University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business marketing with a double minor in business administration and Global Business and Economics, respectively. While there, she was enrolled in the highly selective Pell Honors Program and volunteered with many organizations throughout Newport County.





Discover Newport is the official destination management organization (DMO) dedicated to promoting the City of Newport and the eight surrounding coastal townships in Newport and Bristol counties, Rhode Island. These include Barrington, Bristol, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren. As a non-profit organization, Discover Newport partners with stakeholders throughout our tourism and hospitality industry to market the region as a premier destination for business and leisure travel.

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