Brian Hodge

Where do you work?
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, the economic development organization for the state of Rhode Island.

Why did you decide to go into the PR/Communications field?
I have always enjoyed reading, writing, and the art of storytelling. To communicate a business’s story effectively is challenging. but can also be rewarding. Public relations wins can have a real impact on our community.

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
Maintain perspective.

What is your favorite activity outside of work?
I love to travel. The experience of exploring new places and hunting out hidden gems hasn’t gotten old for me yet.

If money was no object and you didn’t have to work, what would you be doing?
Get an RV and travel the country, riding scenic routes through small cities, sleeping under the stars in national parks. I could even document the travels and make a coffee table book that I’d just casually mention to guests, and then make them read it.