Keith Stokes, who resigned under fire as executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. in the aftermath of the 38 Studios fiasco, has re-emerged as president of strategic economic planning and development at Providence lobbying organization the Mayforth Group.

Under Stokes, the ECD in 2010 issued a $75 million loan guarantee, backed by Rhode Island’s moral obligation, to 38 Studios, a video-game company owned by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in June, leaving state taxpayers on the hook.

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