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Brett Eagleson Joins Washington Trust as Vice President of Commercial Real Estate in Connecticut

March 28, 2022

NEW HAVEN, CT – The Washington Trust Company is pleased to announce that Brett Eagleson has joined the Bank’s commercial real estate group as Vice President and Relationship Manager in Connecticut. Eagleson will focus on the development of commercial real estate loan business, including commercial construction projects, real estate acquisitions, and refinancing opportunities throughout the Bank’s Connecticut market area.

A lifelong Connecticut resident, Eagleson arrives at Washington Trust with 14 years of experience in the commercial real estate lending industry, with specific expertise in industrial, multi-family, retail, office, special use, and construction-to-permanent asset classes. Most recently, Eagleson served as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer at Guilford Savings Bank.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brett to our team,” said Julia Anne Slom, Senior Vice President and Team Leader, Commercial Real Estate. “With his local roots and deep experience in relationship based Commercial Real Estate Lending, he will help grow our presence in the market providing personalized service and customized lending solutions as we help real estate professionals throughout the region grow.”

Eagleson is active in community service and currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Guilford Youth Mentoring where he is also a mentor. He is a member of the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), the New Haven/Middlesex County Association of Realtors Commercial Investment Division, and was a previous member of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Association Executive Committee. In addition, he is a lead advocate and representative of the victims and families of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attack.

Eagleson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut School of Business Real Estate and Finance Program.


Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies. Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage banking, personal banking and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ: WASH).

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