Leading Ladies 2023


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 roughly 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 Providence Media 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, a passion for research and new initiatives led Shelley to take on the role of New Business Development where she works to create advanced opportunities to engage with businesses across the state. “Everyday 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 Providence Media for 15 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 Providence Media for 15 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.”

Abbie Lahmers, Managing Editor, After joining the editorial team in 2019, hardworking Abbie was promoted to managing editor in 2021. In addition to writing and assigning all dining and newsier stories, she also curates the Neighborhood News section and has transformed the Hey Rhody e-newsletter into a mini publication filled with magazine highlights, weekend must-do’s, and seasonal roundups.

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 Executive for South County & Aquidneck Island, Kristine is celebrating ten years with Providence Media. With over 25 years of sales experience, Kristine prides herself on helping any sized business grow and prosper, utilizing the various media tools Providence Media offers. “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.”

Sascha Roberts, Digital Media Manager,While Sascha joined as an account manager, her enthusiasm for community led to her being recast as the company’s first digital media manager. Sascha now coordinates all social media (creator of #heyrhodyphotos), website content, and co-hosts the wildly popular Hey Rhody podcast.

Lisa Watson, Account Manager for Providence, Leading Ladies is the perfect time to announce the return of Lisa to the sales team! She worked for Providence Media in the mid-2000s and brings a wealth of entrepreneurial knowledge to the role along with a love of the city. “I’m excited to be back and do all I can to help downtown businesses grow!”

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