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Washington Trust Hires Anthony Botelho

June 25, 2021

Former Freedom National Bank President Joins Bank as Commercial Lending SVP

Providence, RI – The Washington Trust Company is pleased to announce that Anthony Botelho has joined the Bank’s commercial lending group as senior vice president of commercial banking and Commercial & Industrial (C&I) team leader. Botelho has more than 35 years of experience at local and regional banks and most recently served as President of Freedom National Bank in Greenville, RI. A seasoned C&I and commercial real estate lender, he will focus on retention & growth of commercial and industrial C&I loans and municipal and commercial deposits.

“We are excited to welcome Tony and know he will quickly become an invaluable member of our team,” said Jim Hagerty, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer at Washington Trust. “His commitment to excellence, leadership, and fresh perspective will add to the value that Washington Trust brings to our clients.”

Botelho is a committed member of his community and has been involved with various municipal Chambers and nonprofit organizations over the years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and formerly served as the President of the Rhode Island Bankers Association, where he is still an active member.

A lifelong Rhode Island resident, Botelho holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. He lives in Lincoln with his family.


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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