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Warren L. Lewis



Warren E. Lewis, a native Rhode Islander, serves as a Director and Treasurer of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. He earned his BS degree from Boston College, located in Chestnut Hill MA, Class of 1961, with a concentration in Accounting and Finance. During his years at Boston College he participated in the varsity football program an experience providing tremendous team effort, generating true comrade and, last but certainly not the least, outstanding athletic competition.

After graduation he continued studies and went on to pass the national CPA examination qualifying to practice as a Certified Public Accountant. Utilizing his educational background to its fullest he continued in the financial industry, with employment at Haskins and Sells ( later known as Deloitte Touche ) a well known international accounting firm; Brown University as their Associate Controller working with the installation of their automated accounting and budget computer systems along with handling compliance issues related to grant administration as it applied to the National Science Foundation and U S Public Health Service. He ended his working career after conducting his own accounting and tax practice, servicing individuals and small to medium size businesses, for a period of 30 years.

During these working years he volunteered many hours offering his financial expertise in the non-profit areas. Specifically, as a board member and chair of the finance committees for the Providence Visitor (now the Rhode Island Catholic) the Roman Catholic weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Providence; Board of Regents of La Salle Academy, his alma mater located in Providence, Rhode Island where he graduated in the Class of 1956. In his senior year at La Salle Academy he was awarded Rhode Island All-State honors in football (1955 football season); President and Treasurer of the local alumni chapter of his alma mater, Boston College; and Trustee and lecture at his home parish, St Brendan in Riverside, RI .

Association with the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame and its fellow board members has been a delight, in and of itself. The effort put into the review of the backgrounds and accomplishments of each candidate, for induction to the Hall of Fame, introduces one to the hard work, innovation and expertise of the many Rhode Islanders that have preceded us and who are still with us. Fellow board members are truly a class act! They are dedicated to their responsibilities and put in time and effort, above and beyond, to meet a fair and responsible selection.



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