Commercial Lending, Private Clients Group

Joseph Confessore

Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking & Wealth Management

Joe Confessore is Senior Vice President and Team Leader in the C&I Commercial Banking division of the Bank, responsible for middle market commercial and institutional lending throughout Southern New England, which includes lending to corporations, not for profit institutions, high net worth individuals, and professional practices. He also leads the Bank’s Private Client Group - serving a national client base from families managing wealth across several generations to business owners, entrepreneurs, and other creators of first-generation wealth.

Prior to joining Washington Trust in 2003, Confessore spent several years with global, national, and local financial institutions in lending, investments, and a private banking capacities.

Confessore has a bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island and an M.B.A. from Providence College. He is past President of the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association and continues to serve on the University’s College of Business Advisory Council. A Rhode Island resident, Confessore is an alumnus of Leadership Rhode Island, and continues to be active coaching youth sports in his local community.

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