Kristan McClintock has joined Salve Regina University as the marketing and recruitment coordinator for its department of graduate studies and continuing education.

McClintock brings more than 20 years of experience in global branding and storytelling in both the B2B and B2C markets, along with a demonstrated background in designing integrated marketing strategies that grow leads and sales. She was most recently director of marketing for the luxury boat builder Alerion Yachts.

A resident of Portsmouth, she holds a B.A. with honors in English from the University of Michigan.

“Salve’s department of graduate studies and continuing education recognizes the growing importance of an advanced degree in today’s rapidly evolving job market with its emphasis on innovation,” McClintock said. “I look forward to increasing awareness of the University’s impressive graduate programs, and growing enrollment by guiding students to the program that’s right for them.”

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.