BankNewport Announces Human Resources Appointment


NEWPORT, R.I. (December 20, 2019) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Elena Yates Harootunian of Cranston, Rhode Island, has been appointed vice president, director of human resources. She will be responsible for all human resources functions for BankNewport and its mutual holding company, OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC and affiliates.

Elena joins BankNewport from Talbots in Hingham, Massachusetts where she served as director of benefits.  She earned a bachelor of science in business administration from Providence College.

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About BankNewport

Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island.

With $1.7 billion in assets, BankNewport is one of the oldest community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities. BankNewport has 18 branch locations, with commercial lending offices in Cumberland and Providence.

BankNewport business lines include OceanPoint Marine Lending, specializing in consumer marine and recreational vehicle financing programs, and OceanPoint Insurance, a Trusted Choice independent insurance agency, providing a broad range of property casualty insurance products, including financial services and marine related insurance products.