Edward O. Handy III

Edward O. Handy III, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Business Experience: Mr. Handy assumed the role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and the Bank, in 2018, after serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation and the Bank since 2013. Prior to joining Washington Trust, he served as President of Citizens Bank in Rhode Island and Connecticut from 2009 to 2013; Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Real Estate from 2007 to 2009; President / Chief Executive Officer of Charter One Bank of Ohio, an affiliate of Citizens Bank, from 2005 to 2008; and various positions of senior leadership at Citizens Bank and related companies, primarily in commercial real estate lending, from 1995 to 2005. Prior to that, he held positions at Fleet National Bank with concentration in commercial lending and credit analysis. Mr. Handy’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive banking and leadership experience, with particular emphasis on his extensive background in the area of commercial lending.