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MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing
TELEPHONE: 401-348-1309
EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE: November 28, 2012

Kraus Promoted to Vice President, Director of Investment Operations of Weston Financial


Westerly, Rhode Island...Weston Financial, a division of Washington Trust Wealth Management, has announced that John P. Kraus of Medfield, Mass., has recently been promoted to Vice President, Director of Investment Operations at Weston Financial. He is responsible for overseeing all daily functions of Weston Financial’s Investment Operations Department.

Kraus joined Weston Financial in 1999, and held a variety of positions within the organization before serving as Investment Operations Manager. Kraus graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, and from Framingham State University with a Master of Arts in Public Administration. Kraus serves as an on-call fire-fighter and EMT for Medfield.

Weston Financial, was founded in 1979 to serve affluent families, high net worth corporate executives, and professionals in managing their financial affairs. Weston’s team of wealth managers hold advanced degrees and designations, ranging from JD, MBA, CPA, Masters in Taxation, Chartered Financial Analyst, and Certified Financial Planner. Weston’s Wealth Management services include investment management, retirement planning, estate planning, and tax and risk management. The Washington Trust Company, a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., is a $3.0 billion corporation headquartered in Westerly, Rhode Island. Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and is the largest independent bank headquartered in Rhode Island.

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