An Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veteran, he has served as the first liaison from U.S. Central Command to the U.S. government for all six core agencies, CIA, FBI, DEA, Dept of Homeland Security, the Dept of State and the Dept of the Treasury.


Former Chief Executive Officer of Alex and Ani, LLC. He was responsible for building Alex and Ani from a small business into a multi-billion dollar company. A Bryant University study found he created up to 4,000 jobs in Rhode Island in direct and indirect full-time jobs.


He was elected and served as one of the youngest state senators in United States history. Served on the Corporations and Labor Committees and was Secretary of the Joint Committee on Veterans Affairs. Served as a Commissioner of the Rhode Island State Lottery taking it from $58 million to $456 million in two short years.

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