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People of Washington Trust: Chris Devine

There are so many reasons to choose Washington Trust, one of which is our people. In this edition of our “People of Washington Trust” series, get to know Chris Devine, Manager of the new Washington Trust branch in Coventry, Rhode Island (732 Tiogue Avenue).

Favorite ways to spend my time: Spending time with my family… I have a 13 month old daughter and 11 year old twin boys who have sports every weekend

I’d like to be remembered for: Most of all, for being a dad

Time I went “above and beyond” the call of duty: I once closed a loan on the hood of my car in an Applebee’s parking lot at 6:30 in the morning

Top of my bucket list: A trip to Japan

When I was a kid I wanted to be: An astronaut

First job: Washing dishes and scooping ice cream at Newport Creamery

Favorite book: I’ve read just about every Tom Clancy novel, but The Hunt for Red October was my favorite

Favorite music: It’s too hard to pick a favorite… I’m a big music buff. I love everything from Zac Brown and Led Zeppelin to Miles Davis. My guilty pleasure is '90s hip hop

Favorite film: GoodfellasA Bronx Tale… or Star Wars. Depends on my mood

Favorite TV series: I watch more Red Sox games than I can count

Pets at home: Lucy. She’s a Shih Tzu/Terrier mix and a rescue. Rescue dogs are the best dogs

Trait I most admire: Determination. So many things can be achieved, and so many obstacles can be overcome if you just put in the effort

Favorite quote: “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking” –George S. Patton

Can’t live without: Coffee

Best advice: Have faith in yourself and don’t be afraid to try things that scare you. The more fears you overcome today, the fewer regrets you will have in the years to come

I’d love to meet: Bill Belichick. I’d love to understand how he successfully and consistently leads through adversity and change

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