BankNewport Announces Appointment


NEWPORT, R.I. (November 7, 2017) - BankNewport President and CEO, Sandra J. Pattie has announced the appointment of Ryan P. Galitskie to vice president, regional sales manager and Brian D. Esten to vice president, credit and loan review manager.

Galitskie400600.jpegRyan Galitskie joined BankNewport in 2015 most recently serving as vice president, branch sales manager at the bank’s Narragansett office at 90 Point Judith Road. Galitskie will be responsible for coaching and development of the retail sales team, new customer acquisition and cross-sell strategies.  

Galitskie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston.  He is a member of the Hope Village Overlay District Review Committee and is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. Ryan is a resident of Scituate, Rhode Island.


Brian Esten began his career at BankNewport in 2003 and has held various positions, most recently serving as vice president, portfolio manager.

He is responsible for overseeing commercial loan underwriting, commercial appraisal administration, reporting and analytics, allowance for loan and lease losses, loan review and retail/commercial collections.

Esten earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.  Brian is a resident of Wakefield, Rhode Island.