|Serves as President and CEO of the Council and
for over twenty years has led the charge to
bring the Valley communities together to create
outstanding tourism in the Blackstone Valley
through pride of place, education, development
along the Blackstone River, community
development, and job creation.
|Serves as Director of Operations, Business
Manager, and grant writer. Co-chairs the
Blackstone Valley and Amber Valley Compact, an
international relationship with the Amber Valley
Translator, Blackstone Shop Manager
|Serves as Office Manager and coordinates the
Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Race and
Festival and Blackstone Valley Heritage Golf
Tournament as well as transportation and
reservation manager for all vessels and vehicles
owned and operated by the Council, and serves as
our Portuguese and Spanish translator.
Director of Marketing
|Oversees the Tourism Council's
marketing programs branding and messaging.
Geraldine has a BS in
Hospitality Management: Travel Tourism/ Sales, Meetings & Event
Planning. She works on: Cherry Blossom
Festival, Hachicko, Center by the Blackstone, Polar express, Annual
Dinner, Cherry Blossom Festival, State Society
Visitor Center Manager
|Serves as Manager
of the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center and
coordinator of visitor center projects,
including Visitor Center celebrations. Delivers
tourism brochures and flyers to the entire
Blackstone River Valley.
|Maintains office database,
assisting with office programs.
|Serves as Manager of the Blackstone Valley
Scenic Railway Tours providing narrated train
tours of the Blackstone River Valley National
Heritage Corridor and assists in special
programs and also manages the Visual Library and
Co-chairs the Annual Dinner Meeting and Auction.
Coordinator, Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful
|Serves as Coordinator of Keep Blackstone Valley
Beautiful, an affiliate of the national
non-profit Keep America Beautiful. Works with
government, business and civic groups in Rhode
Island's Blackstone Valley to understand their
needs and reduce waste, prevent litter and
beautify communities. This position is sponsored
by AmeriCorps* VISTA.
Interstate295 Visitors Center Coordinator
serves at the Volunteer Coordinator at the
Interstate 295 Visitors Center and oversees a
staff of 18 volunteers that operate the center
from 9 to 5, 364 days per year. Bob is also
responsible for advertising sales at the center.
|Responsible for social media.
Rivers Program Coordinator
|Manages the Explorer Riverboat,
Samuel Slater Canal Boat and RiverClassroom programs.
|President and CEO of Reeder Associates and works
on location representing Council interests.
Since October 1992, Reeder Associates has
represented the Council and facilitates media
relations, promotes and publishes the regionís
social, cultural, historic and recreational
events and activities, develops a public
relations strategy and related activity.
|Manages website development and
other online media.