Kristen Adamo is the president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB) 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, 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 developed a cohesive destination brand, launched such successful marketing initiatives such as Providence Restaurant Weeks, and saw Providence named “America’s Favorite City” in Travel + Leisure magazine. She has successfully led the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic and become a passionate advocate for the support of the Providence area’s tourism community and arts organizations, as well as the city’s downtown.
Adamo was one of two destination marketing executives in the world named to Meetings Today’s list of the “20 Trendsetters in 2022.” Most recently, Rhode Island Monthly recognized her as “One of the Most Powerful People” in the Ocean State. She was also tapped by Providence Business News’ as one of the “10 Most Influential People” for 2022 and is an alumna of its “40 Under 40” list of Rhode Island’s most successful young businesspeople. GoLocal Prov named Adamo one of its “21 People to Watch in 2021.”
Adamo currently serves on the Governor’s Workforce Board, the Air Service Development Council, and the State Planning Commission, as well as the boards of WaterFire Providence, the Rhode Island Film Festival, the Downtown Parks Network, and StyleWeek Northeast. She is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and studied for a Master of Arts in the humanities at Salve Regina University.