The Leading Ladies of Hey rhody Media co.

Leading Ladies 2024


Providence Media)
is the locally owned publishing company of four award-winning monthly magazines: Providence Monthly, So Rhode Island, The Bay, and Hey Rhody. The free publications reach over 100,000 readers every month, bringing the best of food, arts, culture, fashion and much more, in a uniquely Ocean State voice. Additionally there are websites, social media pages, and a podcast, all produced by a small but mighty team of editors, graphic designers, and a seasoned sales force to make it all happen.

Abigail Brown, Senior Editorial Designer: Abby joined Hey Rhody Media Co. in 2019. Her talent for design quickly led to taking the lead in laying out every article, cover story, and cover for all four magazines each month. You may also see her name attached to original illustrations, a few of which have been turned into merchandise for causes available at Frog & Toad, Providence.

Shelley Cavoli, Account Manager for Northern RI/New Business: Along with being devoted to her sales territory, Shelley helms New Business Development where she works to create advanced opportunities to engage with businesses across the state. “Every day I see enthusiastic clients discover ways to be successful, I’m proud to be part of their success.”

Louann DiMuccio-Darwich, Account Manager for East Bay & Providence: Louann has been with Hey Rhody Media Co. for 16 years. Known for her warm demeanor, she has a long history of developing strong relationships with clients. “I am blessed to work with an amazing team and local business community.”

Ann Gallagher, Account Manager for South County: Ann has been with Hey Rhody Media Co. for 16 years serving her seaside beat of South County. “I love that I can shop and support local businesses while also helping them get their message out through our magazines. It’s so gratifying to see small businesses prosper with our help.”

Taylor Gilbert, Senior Graphic Designer: Taylor uses her talents to create ads, rate cards, and sell sheets, plus marketing materials for special events and more; additionally she assists with editorial design. “We all work together as one big family, constantly supporting and motivating us all to be a better company.”

Jenna Kaplan, Digital Media Specialist: Recently joining the team in 2023 as our digital media specialist, Jenna manages our social media platforms, boosting our brand’s visibility and engagement. She is part of the creative force behind our e-newsletter, keeping subscribers informed and entertained. Plus, her online content keeps the Hey Rhody blog buzzing with the latest.

Abbie Lahmers, Managing Editor: After joining the editorial team in 2019, Abbie was promoted to managing editor in 2021. In addition to writing or assigning all dining stories and long-form features, she also curates the Neighborhood News section, assists with the Hey Rhody newsletter and online articles, and writes sponsored content.

Elyse Major, Editor-in-Chief: Since landing her dream job in 2018, Elyse’s duties have included developing cover stories, overseeing the Life & Style and Art & Culture sections, and mining small businesses for her Rhody Gem columns. As the face of the company, she often appears on local TV and at events, proudly repping the magazines. Elyse also serves as co-president of the Rhode Island Press Association.

Kristine Mangan Olf, Account Manager for South County & Aquidneck Island: With over 30 years of sales experience – and 12 with us, Kristine prides herself on helping any sized business grow and prosper, utilizing the various media tools we offer. “I love all of our products and it is important for clients to know that we wholeheartedly support them and strive to continually grow their business, always creating new products or services to help them succeed.”


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