PROVIDENCE, February 9, 2018 - The Rhode Island Black
Business Association (RIBBA) hereafter called RIBBA or Association is
seeking business and community professionals, interested and willing to
dedicate their time, energy, and expertise, to serve on RIBBA's Board of
Directors. Candidates must be willing to serve a three-year term upon their
appointment. The RIBBA Board of Directors annually considers applications
and nominations in order to maintain a board composition of 15 Directors to
represent the Association membership. Currently, they are looking for
candidates to fill (8) vacancies for the 2018-21 term. Applicants are
considered based on individual accomplishments, contributions and dedication to
the local community.
The Board of Directors is vested as the governing body of the Association
and will determine the objectives, policies and activities, as well as,
ensuring the fiscal responsibility of the Association. Directors are expected
to attend monthly Board meetings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the first Tuesday
of each month; organize and participate in community events; and, make
themselves available for special meetings and events throughout the year.
Candidates for the Board of Directors of RIBBA should be ready to serve in a
manner that is in the best interest of the Association, its membership and the
The Board President, Lisa Ranglin, states, "Each year new
Directors join the Board and we welcome their fresh ideas and insight. The
Board of Directors is a reflection of our business community and I am looking
forward to bringing businesses and community leaders together. I have been
working hard with area businesses and listening to their needs and really
looking forward to making the Association a great benefit to our beloved
Interested individuals are asked to submit a Letter of Interest
to be reviewed and considered by the Association's nominating Committee.
Applicants are also asked to submit a photograph and a short biography for use
in the media and in the event of an election by the Association Membership. If
more than 8 qualifying applications are received, applicants will be voted on
by RIBBA Membership and election ballots will be distributed at the Annual
Meeting in March.
Applicants are open to the general public but must have an
active membership in the Association by time of their appointment to the
Association's Board of Directors.
Letters of Interest, photograph and bio must be received by 3:00
p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018 at RIBBA office, located at 3 Regency Plaza,
Suite 3E, Providence, Rhode Island 02903 or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions can be directed to Lisa Ranglin at 401-465-3669.
About RIBBA's work
RIBBA is working intentional here in Rhode Island to help
low- to moderate-income individuals build and sustain thriving businesses in
order to increase their personal financial security and stimulate economic
activity in underserved communities in Rhode Island. RIBBA believes that
entrepreneurship results in increased innovation and sustained economic growth
for everyone, in particular, those most traditionally marginalized. By
investing in Rhode Island's most underserved entrepreneurs, we nurture their
talent and develop the next wave of leaders and innovators who will not only
create jobs and value for our society but also empower others to create a