Edward O. Handy III has been a Director since 2016.
Handy assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and the Bank in March 2018, after serving as President and Chief Operating Officer since November 2013. Before joining Washington Trust, he served as President of Citizens Bank Rhode Island and Connecticut from 2009 to 2013; Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Real Estate from 2007 to 2009; President and Chief Executive Officer of Charter One Bank, an affiliate of Citizens Bank and related companies, primarily in commercial real estate lending from 1995 to 2005. Prior to that, he held positions at Fleet National Bank with concentration in commercial lending and credit analysis.
Handy’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive banking and leadership experience, with particular emphasis on his background in the area of commercial lending.