Executive Vice President, Chief Retail Lending Officer and Director of Community Lending
Rolando is responsible for overseeing mortgage origination, mortgage operations, secondary marketing, and consumer lending activities throughout the Bank’s footprint. Rolando has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry with expertise in professional mortgage and consumer origination, operations, and leadership development.
Prior to joining Washington Trust, Rolando served as Mortgage Retail Sales Senior Manager for the New England, Upstate New York, and New Jersey regions with Wells Fargo Bank’s Boston, MA Home Lending division. During his tenure at Wells Fargo, Lora successfully led the retail lending’s regional growth, oversaw key strategic initiatives, and was instrumental in relationship and team-building programs. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Lora oversaw JP Morgan Chase’s New England home lending team growth and market expansion through offices in New Canaan, CT and Boston, MA.
Rolando holds a bachelor’s degree from Bryant University. A Massachusetts resident, Rolando is involved both personally and professionally in the communities that Washington Trust serves. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Mortgage Bankers Association. He is an avid supporter of the PanMass Challenge and has previously served as the Family Selection Chair and a former director of the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity, a founder and former director of Boston Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, a member of the Boston Chapter of the Asian American Real Estate Association, and a member of the Board of Directors for Friends of Harvard Soccer.