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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Officers

Edward O. Handy III
Edward O. Handy III
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Edward O. Handy III Edward “Ned” O. Handy, III is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer for Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., the parent of The Washington Trust Company. Handy leads a team of more than 600 employees dedicated to providing a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage banking, personal banking and wealth management and trust services through offices located throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation, the largest state-chartered bank headquartered in Rhode Island and recognized as one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies.

Handy served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Washington Trust since November of 2013. Before joining the Bank, he spent 18 years at Citizens Financial Group, most recently serving as President of Citizens Bank Rhode Island and Citizens Bank Connecticut. He began his career in commercial lending at Fleet Financial Group.

A Brown University graduate and Rhode Island resident, Handy is the Chairman of the Board for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and serves on the boards for both Delta Dental of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
Mark K. W. Gim
Mark K. W. Gim
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mark K. W. Gim Mark K.W. Gim is President and Chief Operating Officer of The Washington Trust Company, responsible for overseeing the strategic planning process and daily operations of the Company’s key business lines, including the retail banking, mortgage and consumer lending, and wealth management divisions.

Gim joined Washington Trust in September of 1993, most recently serving as Senior Executive Vice President of Wealth Management and Chief Strategy Officer. Through his leadership of Washington Trust Wealth Management, the division saw wealth management assets under administration grow from $4.8 to $6.7 billion between 2013 and 2017. Prior to that, Gim served as Executive Vice President and Treasurer, with responsibility for Washington Trust’s retail banking division.

Gim graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in 1987, and a master's degree in 1988 from the London School of Economics in London, England. A Rhode Island resident, he serves as President of the Rhode Island Free Clinic, chair appointed Governor for The Miriam Hospital Foundation and past President of the Community College of Rhode Island Charitable Foundation. Gim is also a board member of the Trinity Repertory Company, the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Music School, Rhode Island Public Radio, Providence Athenaeum, and The Wolf School, and serves as a Lecturer on the faculty of Boston University Law School’s Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law.
Ronald S. Ohsberg
Ronald S. Ohsberg
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Ronald S. Ohsberg Ronald, a Cranston, R.I. resident, is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Washington Trust and Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. He is responsible for the Bank's financial planning, accounting, financial reporting, asset and liability management and budgeting.

Prior to joining Washington Trust, Ronald served as Executive Vice President, Finance, for Linear Settlement Services, and was previously employed at Citizens Bank for 12 years, leaving in 2016 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Ronald also spent 12 years at FleetBoston Financial/Bank of America where he served as Senior Vice President, Director of Accounting and Financial Analysis, and, prior to that, served as Audit Manager at KPMG Peat Marwick.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the Scandinavian Home Nursing and Retirement Center in Cranston, RI.
Kristen L. Disanto
Kristen L. Disanto
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Corporate Secretary
Kristen L. Disanto Kristen is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Corporate Secretary for Washington Trust and Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. A senior human resource professional, Kristen has more than 26 years of experience, primarily within the financial services industry. She is responsible for establishing and managing human resource strategy as well as overseeing all activities designed to attract, develop, and engage Washington Trust’s 600+ employee workforce. Her specific responsibilities include talent management and acquisition, compliance, learning and organizational development, compensation, benefits, and employee relations. Kristen also has extensive public company expertise in the areas of corporate governance, succession planning, and executive compensation and benefits. Kristen holds a bachelor of arts in speech communication from the University of Rhode Island, and is a graduate of the Beta II class of Leadership Rhode Island. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Saint Elizabeth Community, as well as the Human Resources Committee of the Ocean Community YMCA; Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Rhode Island Business Group on Health; and the South County Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Steering Committee. She is also a Corporation Member for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI and a Corporate Member of Delta Dental of RI.
Maria N. Janes, CPA
Maria N. Janes, CPA
Executive Vice President and Controller
Maria N. Janes, CPA 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, Assistant Vice President in 1998, Vice President and Controller in 1999, Senior Vice President in 2010. In September 2016, she was promoted to Executive Vice President and Controller, and designated as Principal Accounting Officer of the Bank and the Corporation. Janes 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 responsible for establishing effective accounting policies, accounting systems, and internal controls, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance over all financial areas of the Bank. She is also responsible for all internal and external regulatory and tax reporting, as well as managing legal and insurance matters for the company. Maria is a graduate of Leadership Rhode Island and a member of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs. She has been deeply involved over the years with issues affecting special needs children and their families as well as the American Cancer Society.

Board of Directors

John J. Bowen
John J. Bowen
John J. Bowen Mr. Bowen has been the Chancellor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island, since 2010, having served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2010, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University. He joined Johnson & Wales University in 1974 as a faculty member and currently oversees more than 15,000 students and approximately 2,000 employees at four domestic campuses. He serves as a board member for a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations and has previously served as a director of a large regional bank. Mr. Bowen’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his experience as an executive of a large, successful institution; his experience on governing boards of nonprofit and for-profit corporations; and his previous experience in the banking industry. Director since 2011.
Steven J. Crandall
Steven J. Crandall
Steven J. Crandall Mr. Crandall has served as Vice President of Ashaway Line & Twine Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of sporting goods products and medical threads, for more than 40 years. Mr. Crandall’s experience and responsibilities include domestic and international sales and marketing, corporate finance and financial analysis, and human resources management. Mr. Crandall’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive experience in sales and marketing as well as the management of a successful commercial and industrial business. Director since 1983.

Robert A. DiMuccio
Robert A. DiMuccio
Robert A. DiMuccio Mr. DiMuccio has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amica Mutual Insurance Company since 2005 and has held the title of Chairman since 2009. He joined Amica in 1991 as a Vice President and has held a variety of positions of progressive responsibility, including Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining Amica, Mr. DiMuccio was an audit partner with the public accounting firm of KPMG LLP, with experience in audits of public and non-public companies including banking and insurance companies. Mr. DiMuccio is also a director and past Chair of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and has earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. Mr. DiMuccio’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive experience in the areas of audit, accounting and financial reporting, as well as his record of leadership in the financial services industry. Director since 2010.
Edward O. Handy III
Edward O. Handy III
Edward O. Handy III Edward “Ned” O. Handy, III is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer for Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., the parent of The Washington Trust Company. Handy leads a team of more than 600 employees dedicated to providing a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage banking, personal banking and wealth management and trust services through offices located throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation, the largest state-chartered bank headquartered in Rhode Island and recognized as one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies.

Handy served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Washington Trust since November of 2013. Before joining the Bank, he spent 18 years at Citizens Financial Group, most recently serving as President of Citizens Bank Rhode Island and Citizens Bank Connecticut. He began his career in commercial lending at Fleet Financial Group.

A Brown University graduate and Rhode Island resident, Handy is the Chairman of the Board for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and serves on the boards for both Delta Dental of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
Constance A. Howes, Esq.
Constance A. Howes, Esq.
Constance A. Howes, Esq. Howes served as President and CEO of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island from October 2002 through October 2013. She served at Care New England Health System as EVP of Women's Health from October 2013 through October 2015, and Women's Health Advisor from November 2015 through July 2016. Prior to working in healthcare, Howes practiced business law in Providence, RI. She currently is an Adjunct Professor at Roger Williams School of Law, teaching Health Law and Policy, and is a Faculty Advisor for the Brown University Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association and as the Chair of the RI Governor's Workforce Board. She also served on the RI Board of Education, as well as on the boards of numerous community organizations.

Howes' qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include her extensive legal expertise; her experience as an executive of several large healthcare organizations; and her experience on governing boards of various non-profit, industry and government entities.
Katherine W. Hoxsie
Katherine W. Hoxsie
Katherine W. Hoxsie Ms. Hoxsie has been retired since 2008. She previously served as the Vice President of Hoxsie Buick-Pontiac-GMC Truck, Inc. automotive dealership, responsible for the company’s management and operations from 1991 until 2008. Prior to 1991, Ms. Hoxsie was employed by the public accounting firm of Price Waterhouse with experience in audits of public and non-public companies, including financial services companies. Ms. Hoxsie’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include her expertise in the areas of audit, finance, accounting and taxation, as well as her knowledge of regulatory and financial reporting requirements. Director since 1991. Katherine is the Chairperson of the Audit Committee.
Joseph J. MarcAurele
Joseph J. MarcAurele
Joseph J. MarcAurele Joseph J. MarcAurele served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and the Bank from April 2010 to March 2018. He also held the title of President of the Corporation and the Bank from April 2010 to November 2013. He joined Washington Trust in 2009 as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation and The Washington Trust Company. He served as President of Citizens Bank from 2007 to 2009 and previously held positions of President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Bank entities in Rhode Island and Connecticut from 2001 to 2007. He held a series of positions of executive leadership at Citizens Bank from 1993 to 2001 in the areas of commercial lending, wealth management and private banking. Prior to that, Mr. MarcAurele held positions at Fleet National Bank with concentration in commercial lending and credit analysis and also held the position of Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources. Mr. MarcAurele’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive experience in many areas of banking and financial services, experience in positions of executive leadership, and knowledge of the business community in our market area. Director since 2009.
Kathleen E. McKeough
Kathleen E. McKeough
Kathleen E. McKeough Ms. McKeough is retired and previously served as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources, of GTECH Holdings Corporation, a lottery industry and financial transaction processing company, from 2000 to 2004. From 1991 to 1999, she served with the U.S. division of Allied Domecq, PLC, a manufacturer and franchiser for 6,500 franchised stores, in positions which included Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Previously, she held positions in commercial lending and credit administration with Bank of Boston. Ms. McKeough’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include her extensive experience in human resources matters as well as her experience in finance and banking. Director since 2003. Kathleen is the Chairperson of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.
Victor J. Orsinger II
Victor J. Orsinger II
Victor J. Orsinger II Mr. Orsinger is an attorney and since January 1, 2012, has had an independent law practice. He was a partner in the law firm of Orsinger & Nardone Law Offices from 1985 through December 31, 2011. Previously, Mr. Orsinger was engaged in the practice of law either as a sole practitioner or affiliated with other attorneys and firms. Mr. Orsinger has more than 45 years of legal experience in the areas of real estate, estate planning and probate matters, commercial loan transactions, and corporate and partnership law. Mr. Orsinger’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his broad legal experience, including in the areas of commercial and residential real estate lending and wealth management, and knowledge of corporate governance matters. Director since 1983. Victor is the Chairperson of the Nominating and Executive Committees.
H. Douglas Randall III
H. Douglas Randall III
H. Douglas Randall III Mr. Randall is the Chief Executive Officer of Randall, Realtors, and also holds the title of Chief Executive Officer in several related firms including Kinlin Grover Real Estate (since 2009), Kinlin Grover Commercial (since 2010), Page Taft (since 2011) and Pequot Commercial (since 2012). These firms operate 32 realty offices with 550 professionals and staff in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Mr. Randall has over 45 years of experience in realty and property use matters, holding Graduate Realtors Institute and Certified Residential Broker designations. Mr. Randall’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive experience in and knowledge of real estate matters as well as the management of a successful realty business. Director since 2000.
Edwin J. Santos
Edwin J. Santos
Edwin J. Santos Mr. Santos has had a distinguished career in banking, with experience in risk management, corporate governance, management advisory services, acquisitions, and reengineering efforts. He served for many years in various positions of significant responsibility with FleetBoston Financial Group and most recently served as Group Executive Vice President and General Auditor for Citizens Financial Group prior to his retirement in 2009. Mr. Santos currently serves as Chairman of Prospect CharterCARE, LLC and is the Past President of the Board of Trustees of the Rocky Hill School. He is a member of the Bryant University Board of Trustees. Mr. Santos’ professional competency, broad experience in the financial services industry and strong reputation in the Rhode Island community qualify him to serve on the Board of Directors. Director since 2012.
John F. Treanor
John F. Treanor
John F. Treanor Mr. Treanor served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation and the Bank from 1999 until his retirement in 2009. Mr. Treanor has over 42 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Washington Trust, he held Chief Financial Officer positions with commercial banks for ten years and previously served as Director of Corporate Planning and Mergers and Acquisitions for a major Boston bank. Mr. Treanor is a member of the board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, where he serves as chairman of its finance committee, and served as a member of the board of directors of Beacon Mutual Insurance Company from 2009 to 2014, where he served as chairperson of its audit committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of Thielsch Engineering, Inc. Mr. Treanor’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his strong background in banking and finance as well as his extensive knowledge of regulatory and governance matters. Director since 2001.