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RIHA Names Employees of the Year

{CREDIT: RIHA] RIHA has recently honored Marina Plowman of Warwick and Javier Romero of Somerset, MA for their work at Regency Plaza Apartments in Providence.
{CREDIT: RIHA] RIHA has recently honored Marina Plowman of Warwick and Javier Romero of Somerset, MA for their work at Regency Plaza Apartments in Providence.
{CREDIT: RIHA] RIHA has recently honored Marina Plowman of Warwick and Javier Romero of Somerset, MA for their work at Regency Plaza Apartments in Providence.

PROVIDENCE, RI— The Rhode Island Hospitality Association (RIHA), Allied Chapter, has named Marina Plowman of Warwick and Jay Romero of Somerset, MA as 2022
Employees of the Year.

The award recognizes outstanding achievements of employees in the hospitality, food service, tourism and allied industries. Award recipients are chosen by their bosses, co-workers and their customers.

Plowman, a resident services professional at Regency Plaza Apartments in Providence, where she places residential lease holders, and, occasionally, commercial renters, at the 434-apartment complex, enjoys the work.

“I enjoy it a lot,” Plowman said, “It’s very rewarding.”

“You want them to be happy. You want them to enjoy their time here.”

She said knowing that the people she works with are being settled into comfortable homes is part of that rewarding assessment.

“The rewarding part is making them comfortable, living with us,” Plowman said, “You want them to be happy. You want them to enjoy their time here.”

She said that while she also helps place commercial renters, those customers are generally long term, in the 5-year range, so statistically, she sees fewer of them.

Plowman said the people likely responsible for nominating her for the award were her boss, Lease Manager Michaela Roberti, Carol Camiel, property manager, and Donna Coccia, rental manager.

She said her co-workers were very stealthy about their work to honor her. “I had no idea,” Plowman said.

Since Plowman wasn’t aware of the nomination, she also didn’t know that  Romero, Facilities Service Manager, was being nominated, but she says it’s well-deserved nonetheless.

“He’s great to work with. He’s always there, he manages his people extremely well,” Plowman said, “He’s a pleasure to work with. We love having him in the company.”

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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