Barrington woman nominated for state Economic Development Corporation board


On Thursday, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced his nomination of Barrington's Maeve Donohue for the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) board of directors.

Ms. Donohue is president of Nami Studios, a full service marketing and public relations firm specializing in web strategies, e-commerce, social media, branding applications, search engine optimization, new media, graphic design, and publicity for small businesses and corporate brands.

“Maeve Donohue has a diverse and varied background in a number of endeavors, from working on the X-Games team when they were held in Rhode Island in the 1990s to owning a small business abroad,” Gov. Chafee said.

“More recently, she has built an impressive portfolio in marketing, public relations, brand consulting, and technology. Maeve works directly with business owners and helps them achieve their growth goals through innovative strategies. Her outlook will be valuable for the new RIEDC board, which has shifted its focus to helping existing Rhode Island businesses – many of them small businesses – succeed and grow, while working to attract new job-creators to our state. As a representative of the new economy, Maeve will be an important member of our team.”

Ms. Donohue has been president of Nami Studios, an integrated design, marketing, and communications company, since 2001. Ms. Donohue is also creative director for Brand Visionaries, LLC, a full-service brand consultancy in Rhode Island and New York specializing in brand portfolio management, brand analysis, brand valuation, brand strategy, and corporate design.

She has also recently served as a design and strategy mentor for the MIT Media Lab’s Health & Wellness Innovation Hackathon, a two-week event that brings together students, health professionals, and innovators from industry to build technology that empowers patients to take control of their health.

She previously served as owner of the Yoga Loft

Ms. Donohue, who graduated from Barrington High School in 1989, earned a BFA in Illustration & Animation from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Nami Studios, RIEDC


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