Kathleen A. Ryan is Executive Vice President and Chief Wealth Management Officer of The Washington Trust Company, responsible for overseeing all aspects of Washington Trust Wealth Management including the strategic direction, service offerings and client experience. She is focused on increasing the reach of the Bank’s financial planning, trust and investment services to core markets including high net worth individuals and families, public and private institutions, non-profits and foundations and endowments.
Before joining Washington Trust, Ryan was a licensed attorney in private practice for more than 25 years. She was most recently a Partner at the law firm of Partridge Snow & Hahn where she served as Chair for the firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group for more than 15 years. In that role she was responsible for advising clients on wealth preservation, asset transfer, charitable giving and estate and gift tax planning issues. Ryan is a frequent speaker and published source on matters of trust and estate administration and other relevant issues.
Ryan is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude) and Providence College (B.A., cum laude). She is a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida Bar Associations. A Rhode Island resident, Ryan serves as a board member for numerous organizations, including service as Past President of the Providence College Alumni Association, member of the Providence College President’s Council and current member of the South County Hospital Professional Advisory Board.