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RI Governor Nominates Alum

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced the nomination of Guillaume de Ramel ’97 as among five individuals to serve on the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) Board. The Senate will now have to consent to the nominations.

“These five talented, experienced Rhode Islanders will bring a great deal of positive energy, experience, and skill to this important Board,” Chafee said. “I recognize the significant role the CRMC plays in the environmental and economic life of the Ocean State, and I am confident that these new additions will work with the rest of the Board to address the challenges and opportunities surrounding the Rhode Island coastline – which is one of our state’s greatest and most treasured assets.”

Currently director of F.H. Prince & Co., LLC., a private, family holding company established in Boston in 1885, de Ramel is also a trustee of The de Ramel Foundation, a Rhode Island-based private foundation supporting environmental, educational, community and health initiatives.

He is founder of Air Newport, LLP, an air charter service based at Newport State Airport. He previously served as COO of Newport-based Arnold Construction, and as a real estate analyst with Holliday Fenolgio Flower, LP in New York and CMD Realty Investors, LP in Dallas.

As a candidate for Rhode Island Secretary of State in 2006, de Ramel garnered more than 37,000 votes as a first-time, unendorsed candidate. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Prince Neurosciences’ Institute at Rhode Island Hospital, chair of Newport Hospital’s Wellness Fund for Youth, a member of the Board of the North Country School in Lake Placid, New York, and a former Board member of the MLK Community Center in Newport.

He earned his B.A. in architectural studies from Hobart and his M.S. in real estate development (with high honors) from Columbia University in 2002. He resides in Newport.