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Joseph Confessore

Senior Vice President, Team Leader, Commercial Banking
Leadership Team, Commercial Lending Team


Joe is the Senior Vice President and Team Leader of the Bank's C&I Commercial Banking Group in Providence, R.I. He has responsibility for Middle Market Commercial & Institutional lending throughout Southern New England, which includes lending to Corporations, Not For Profit institutions, High Net Worth individuals and Professional Practices. Products include, but are not limited to, operating lines of credit, term debt, acquisition financing, mortgage financing, tax exempt financing, securities based lending and SBA financing. Complementing the commercial banking activities offered are other bank services which include investment management, trust and cash management services.

Prior to Joe’s career at Washington Trust he spent several years working for another local bank with a national presence as an Asset Based Lender and prior to that in a Private Banking capacity. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island and an M.B.A. from Providence College. Joe is Past President of the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association and he continues to serve on the College of Business Advisory Council. Joe is a Rhode Island resident, an alumnus of Leadership Rhode Island and continues to be active coaching youth sports.