whispering pines conference center

401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817 | (GPS 27 Loutitt Lane West Greenwich, RI 02817)

W. Alton Jones Campus | wpines@etal.uri.edu401-874-8100

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Management Team

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The staff at Whispering Pines brings years of experience and dedication along with them. Every request, every question, every guest is treated with the highest regard. They are here to assist you every step of the way.

Ann Marie Evans

Ann Marie Evans

Ann Marie graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a B.S. in Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management and a Master’s Degree in Managerial Technology. She has worked in Sales & Marketing for Marriott, Hilton, and Doubletree Hotels. Since 1997 she has held the position of Sales, Conference Coordinator for the Whispering Pines Conference Center. In her free time, Ann Marie enjoys playing golf.


Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy

Bill wears many hats at Whispering Pines, most notably as food and beverage manager. ┬áHe earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Rhode Island and in his 35+ year career in the food service industry, his experience has ranged from diners to 3 star restaurants in New York City, in positions ranging from bottle washer to general manager. He oversees all kitchen operations and menu planning with a special focus on the farm to table movement. He is a wine lover, of course, and travels regularly for culinary inspiration.


Jane Keegan

Jane Keegan

Jane majored in History, minored in Philosophy, and received a BA from Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross in Washington, DC. Prior to coming to Whispering Pines in 1995, she had experience in banquet and corporate sales at historic hotels on Cape Cod, in Boston and Providence. Jane draws out-of-state corporations, colleges and organizations to the conference center where participants’ potential for success is maximized.
Active in community affairs in Uxbridge, MA, Jane was a four-term Town Moderator and is currently a member of the School and School Building Committees. She also guides the next generation of good citizens and leaders as a senior mentor to the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution.


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