Washington Trust Announces Senior Management Promotions
December 10, 2018
December 7, 2018
Westerly, Rhode Island–The Washington Trust Company (NASDAQ: WASH), recently announced the following promotions within the Bank’s Senior Management Team:
Amy U. Arruda was promoted to Senior Vice President, Retail Banking. She is responsible for creating and executing strategies which contribute to the achievement of Washington Trust’s Retail Banking Division. Amy joined Washington Trust in 1997 as a Financial Service Representative and was promoted to Branch Manager that same year. In 1999, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Manager of In-store Banking, and in 2003 became Vice President and Southern Regional Manager, a position she held until she was named Vice President, Retail Sales in 2012. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in general studies from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in professional studies from Penn State University. She currently serves on the SHS CTE Advisory Board and is SHRM, CP certified. Amy is a past recipient of the Spirit of Washington Trust award, which recognizes outstanding employees who, by example or through contributions, have clearly distinguished themselves as role models for others.
Kristin L. Battisti was promoted to Senior Vice President, Compliance. She is responsible for managing the Bank’s BSA and AML compliance programs and plays a key role in addressing compliance changes as they arise. Kristin began her career with Washington Trust as Assistant Vice President, Compliance, in 2010 and was promoted to Vice President, Compliance, in 2011. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. Kristin holds an American Bankers Association Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager designation and is involved in the Rhode Island Bankers Association, Eastern Massachusetts Compliance Network, and ABA Mortgage Markets and Compliance Committees. Additionally, she is a graduate of Leadership Rhode Island and serves as President of the board for Westerly Area Rest Meals, Inc., and as Secretary of the Westerly Pawcatuck YMCA Board of Managers. Kristin is a past recipient of the Spirit of Washington Trust award, which recognizes outstanding employees who, by example or through contributions, have clearly distinguished themselves as role models for others.
Mark A. Smithey was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). He is responsible for the Bank’s information security program, which includes IT risk management, vendor management, and business continuity. Mark joined Washington Trust in 1997 and has more than 30 years of experience in technology and information assurance. During his time with Washington Trust, he has served as Network Engineer and Director of Technology Services. Mark is a graduate of the New England Institute of Technology where he received a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and serves as a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and the International Information System Security Certification Consortium.
Patricia M. Hartford was promoted to Senior Vice President and Manager of Cash Management Services. She is responsible for managing the Bank’s Cash Management business line. Patti joined Washington Trust in 1982 and held various positions of increasing responsibility within the Operations division until she joined the Retail Banking division as a Business Relationship Officer in 1998. In that position she developed Washington Trust’s Bank-At-Work program and was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Business Services, in 2002, and to Vice President, Cash Management, in 2007. She graduated summa cum laude from Providence College with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Patti served as an elected official on the Westerly School Committee and the Economic Development Commission and is a former board member of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce and past nominee for the Athena Award. Additionally, she served as a board member for RI March of Dimes and chaired the Westerly walkathon for fifteen consecutive years; volunteered as a loaned executive with the United Way; and chaired the local USMC Toys for Tots annual toy drive. Patti was the first recipient of the Washington Trust Community Service Award.
ABOUT WASHINGTON TRUST
Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies. Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage banking, personal banking and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ: WASH). Additional information on Washington Trust and its subsidiaries can be found at https://www.washtrust.com/.