For Patricia Yeoman, great special events are the heart of a great organization. They are the venues where the industry and members meet, share ideas, network, and socialize—and the happenings that people want to come to. In her role at RIMTA, Patricia plans all special events for the organization; she also oversees special events and seminars for the Providence Boat Show.
An entrepreneur at heart, she launched several businesses before building Newport-based Swan USA East into a thriving enterprise with her husband Keith Yeoman; the company manages new-boat and brokerage-boat sales, and charters. If you attend a RIMTA event you may not have a chance to meet Patricia, as she will be busy overseeing every last detail of the event to make sure it meets her high standards, but she welcomes feedback from members and is always open to hearing about new ideas for events and for boat-show speakers and topics.