Apr 27, 2021
Kristen Adamo: Prov. Convention & Visitors Bureau

Kristen Adamo is the president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors
Bureau (PWCVB) - a non-profit organization responsible for promoting the cities of Providence
and Warwick to meeting and convention planners, as well as the city of Providence as a top
leisure destination - and its subsidiary the Rhode Island Sports Commission. She oversees all
day-to-day operations at the PWCVB, leading a staff of dedicated destination sales and
marketing professionals.
Adamo joined the PWCVB in 2005 as Director of Communications, became the Vice President
of Marketing and Communications in 2007 and assumed her current role in 2019. During her
tenure with the PWCVB, the organization launched such successful marketing initiatives as
Providence Restaurant Weeks, has seen Providence named “America’s Favorite City” in Travel
+ Leisure magazine, and won an Outstanding Sports Marketing award from the National
Association of Sports Commissions.
Prior to joining the PWCVB, Adamo served as Manager of Public Relations at Advertising
Ventures, a full service ad agency. Adamo has also been the Director of Advancement
Marketing and Communications at Johnson & Wales University, where she received national
awards for her work with corporations such as SYSCO, Coors Brewing Company and Marriott
International to promote major gifts to the University and other partnerships.
Adamo has been named to Providence Business News’ “40 Under 40” list of Rhode Island’s
most successful young businesspeople, was named Hospitality Ambassador of the year by the
RI Hospitality Association in 2014 and received the Producer’s Golden Circle Award from the RI
Film Festival. GoLocal Prov named her “One of the 21 to Watch in 2021.” She is an accredited
public relations practitioner and a former president of the Southeastern New England Chapter of
the Public Relations Society of America. Adamo currently serves on the boards of the Roger
Williams Park Zoo, the Rhode Island Film Festival, and StyleWeek Northeast.
She resides in Warwick, Rhode Island.