Erin Donovan-Boyle has been appointed the executive director of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce.
Donovan-Boyle, who is currently outreach director for U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, has had a stellar career in Rhode Island public affairs and political circles. A former vice-president of the Mayforth Group, Donovan-Boyle has also served as executive director of Ocean State Tall Ships and as campaign manager for former Rhode Island Secretary of State Ralph Mollis.
Doyle will take over at the chamber on June 15, succeeding executive director Jody J. Sullivan, who is retiring.
``We are very pleased to have found someone with the depth of knowledge of the community, the experience in government and the financial acumen that Erin has,’’ said Ed Lopes, chairman of the chamber board in a statement.