Block Island’s Women’s History Month

We’ve extended Women’s History Month into April. Here are profiles of Jessica Willi, Megan Hennessy, Carrie Johnson, and Cindy Kelly, in their own words:
Jessica Willi: Executive Director of the Block Island Tourism Council
My parents brought me to Block Island as a baby. As they were both school teachers, they had the summers free and they came to Block Island to work. I have spent part of every year of my life on Block Island.
Currently, I am the Executive Director of the Block Island Tourism Council, the Secretary of the Block Island School Committee, a bartender at Captain Nicks, a waitress at Kimberly’s, a mom to Abigail and Miles, step-mom to Julia and married to Chris Willi. My parents live and work here seasonally and my brother and his wife are both Block Island business owners. In the past I was a member of the Block Island Early Learning Center Board and the Board of the Block Island Conservancy. I owned my own retail store for a few years and I have worked at Mahogany Shoals, Dead Eye Dick’s, The Atlantic, The Manisses, The Beachead, Block

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