Edward “Ned” O. Handy, III joined Washington Trust in November of 2013 as President and Chief Operating Officer. He spent 18 years at Citizens Financial Group, most recently serving as President of Citizens Bank Rhode Island and Citizens Bank Connecticut. He held various executive positions during his tenure at Citizens, including serving as President and CEO of Citizens subsidiary, Charter One Bank of Ohio, and head of Citizen's national commercial real estate finance division. Ned also served as a member of Citizens’ Executive Leadership Group. He began his career in commercial lending at Fleet Financial Group.
A Brown University graduate and Rhode Island resident, Handy serves on numerous Rhode Island boards including Rhode Island Foundation, Crossroads Rhode Island, Delta Dental of Rhode Island, Providence Foundation, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and Salve Regina University. He also serves as a member of the Rhode Island Commodores.