Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Lending Officer
Anthony Botelho serves as the SVP of Commercial Banking and as a team leader for the Commercial & Industrial (C&I) group at the bank, which includes Small Business Lending. Botelho also oversees Cash Management. His teams are focused on retention and growth of the Company’s C&I loan portfolio as well as the management of municipal and commercial deposits.
Prior to joining Washington Trust in 2021, Botelho spent more than 35 years in various positions with both local and regional banking institutions. He has experience in relationship management, private banking, commercial real estate, market development, and most recently served as President & CEO of Freedom National Bank based out of Greenville, RI. Under his leadership, Freedom National Bank was repositioned into a high achieving financial institution with a strong culture that was ultimately sold to a Massachusetts financial institution.
Botelho holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and an M.B.A. from Bryant University. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and is a past President of the Rhode Island Bankers Association. Botelho is a lifelong Rhode Islander, and currently resides in Lincoln, RI with this family.