PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island General Treasurer-elect Gina Raimondo has announced the selection of Joseph P. Pratt of Newport as Chief of Staff for her new administration. She also announced that Mark A. Dingley will continue to serve as General Counsel and Deputy Treasurer.
“These are challenging times for Rhode Island’s economy and our state’s investments,” Raimondo said. “I look forward to working with these two professionals to build a team that aligns our resources to boost Rhode Island’s economy and its financial standing.”
Pratt, a senior public affairs professional with extensive experience in government relations and public policy, was most recently Senior Director Public Affairs for Fidelity Investments in Rhode Island. He previously served as Public Affairs Director and Director of College Relations for Fidelity. His career has included positions at Bryant University, Union Wadding Company and United Way of Southern New England. In addition, Pratt, a former councilor for the City of Newport, has served as a Board member and volunteer with several professional and community organizations, including the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, Newport Hospital, Providence College, the Newport Public Library and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of Providence College.
Dingley has served in the Office of the General Treasurer since 2007. Prior to joining the Treasurer’s office, he was president and CEO of Modular Energy Devices, Inc., General Counsel with Cookson Group PLC of London, England and Partner in the law firm of Adler Pollock & Sheehan.
“Joe’s strong policy experience will play a vital role in implementing an efficient and effective strategy to put Rhode Island on a course for economic growth and long-term security,” Raimondo said. “Mark’s considerable talents and experience, along with his deep knowledge of Treasury functions, will also contribute to that strategy.”