Maria N. Janes
Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
Maria joined the Bank in 1997 as Financial Accounting Officer, having previously served for five years with the public accounting firm of Lefkowitz, Garfinkel, Champi & DeRienzo. She was named Assistant Controller in December 1997. She has served as Controller since 1998, and was named Assistant Vice President in 1998; Vice President in 1999; and Senior Vice President in 2010. In 2016, she was promoted to Executive Vice President and Controller, and designated as Principal Accounting Officer of the Corporation and the Bank. In 2020, she was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of the Corporation and the Bank. She is responsible for internal and external financial, regulatory and tax reporting, and for establishing effective accounting policies, accounting systems and internal controls.
Maria graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1994. She is a graduate of Leadership Rhode Island and a member of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs. Maria has been deeply involved over the years with issues affecting special needs children and their families as well as the American Cancer Society. She was awarded the Washington Trust Community Service Award in 2001.