Chille appointed to RIHEF Board of Directors

Chille appointed to RIHEF Board of Directors

CRANSTON – The R.I. Hospitality Education Foundation has announced the appointment of Smithfield resident Alan Chille to its 2021 Board of Directors.

Chille has been the general manager of the Providence Performing Arts Center since 1984. He has overseen $30 million worth of capital facility improvements, a press release said. With the establishment of Professional Facilities Management in 1989, a for-profit subsidy of PPAC, he extended his responsibilities to PFM as the vice president of operations. In 2008, he spearheaded the theatrical consulting of the Durham Performing Arts Center, a theater in North Carolina that’s managed by PFM.

A graduate of Rhode Island College, Chille held a variety of leadership roles from managing the “Rathskeller College Pub,” to serving as operations manager of the student union building and acting as assistant director of student activities and programming. After his time at RIC, he worked as concessions manager at the Worcester Spectrum (now the DCU Center) for a time before joining PPAC.

Chille remains active in his college fraternity, Kappa Delta Phi, and currently serves as president of RIC’s Foundation Board of Directors. He is a member of the Veterans Memorial Auditorium Foundation and of the International Association of Venue Managers, the Providence Downtown Design Review Commission, and the R.I. Commodores. In 2009, he established an endowment at RIC, the Alan J. Chille Leadership Excellence Award, which is presented annually to a student who exemplifies what it means to be a student leader.