Mr. MarcAurele joined Washington Trust in September of 2009 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer in April of 2010. In November 2013, Joe was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Washington Trust. Previously, Joe spent 16 years at Citizens Bank, serving as President of Citizens Bank Rhode Island from 2007 - 2009. He held several executive positions while at Citizens, including Chairman, President and CEO of Citizens Bank Rhode Island and Citizens Bank Connecticut from 2001 - 2007. His early banking career included 7 years at Fleet Financial Group.
A lifelong Rhode Island resident, Joe has earned recognition for his dedication and service to the local community. He received the "Hometown Hero Award" from the Pawtucket Red Sox and Cox Communications for his leadership in the Striking Out Hunger initiative to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Joe is President of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. He is a member of the Rhode Island Commodores Executive Committee, and on the board of trustees of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and the Rhode Island Hospital Foundation. He serves on the boards of Delta Dental of RI and the RI Public Expenditure Council. He is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Depository Institution Advisory Council. Joe received an Honorary Degree of Business Administration in Financial Services Management from Johnson and Wales University and an Honorary Doctorate of Business from Bryant University.