State, Department of

Contact Information

Stacy DiCola
(401) 222-3983

State House, 82 Smith St., Rm. 218, Providence, RI, 02903
(401) 222-2357
(401) 222-1356
[email protected]

The Rhode Island Department of State engages and empowers all Rhode Islanders by making government more accessible and transparent, encouraging civic pride, enhancing commerce, and ensuring that elections are fair, fast, and accurate.
Through our Business Services Division, we maintain filings for active and inactive for-profit and non-profit corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies. Our First Stop Business Information Center makes it easier to start or grow a business by creating a custom-tailored road map of relevant permits, applications, and other government services. Business Services also administers the Uniform Commercial Code Program as well as registers Notaries, Trademarks, and Games of Chance. The Elections Division maintains the state's voter registration database and publishes guides for running for office and voting. Finally, the State Archives, Library, and Public Information staff serve as a gateway to open government tools. The State Archives is responsible for comprehensive archives and records management services for all Rhode Island public records, including all state rules and regulations. The State Archives also preserves historic documents and records. The Rhode Island State Library provides reference and research services in the areas of law, legislation, government reports, and Rhode Island history. Finally, Public Information registers and tracks lobbying activity and regulations within Rhode Island state government, and registers and publishes upcoming and past meetings of all state and local government entities, including boards and commissions.

Title Name Phone Number Email
Deputy Secretary/Chief of Staff Gonzalo A. Cuervo 401-222-2357 [email protected]
Deputy Secretary/Director of Administration Melissa Husband 401-222-2357 [email protected]
Senior Advisor/Chief of Information Nicole Lagace 401-222-2357 [email protected]
Director of State & Federal Legislative Affairs & Policy Jason Martiesian 401-222-2357 [email protected]
Director of Elections Rob Rock 401-222-2357 [email protected]
Director of Business Services Maureen Ewing (401)-458-5300 [email protected]
Director of State Archives, Library, & Public Information Kaitlynne E. Ward 401-222-2357 [email protected]
Director of State Archives, Library, & Public Information Kaitlynne Ward Morris (401)-222-3983 [email protected]
Director of State Archives, Library, & Public Information Kaitlynne Morris (401)-329-0120
Director of State Archives, Library, & Public Information Kaitlynne Ward Morris (401)-329-0120
Director of Information Technology Terrance Jackson 401-222-2353 [email protected]
Director of Finance and Personnel Colleen Halloran-Villandry 401-222-2357 [email protected]
Director of Community Relations Jason Hernandez (401)-222-2357 [email protected]

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