Our Story

Proud to be your Community Bank

BankNewport is a forward-thinking community bank that's focused on helping Rhode Islanders achieve their financial goals for 200 years.

Founded in 1819, we are a mutual company with over $2.3 billion in assets. Having no stockholders, earnings are reinvested to serve our customers and communities. We are growing and serving more customers than ever with 18 branches in Rhode Island. We are proud to have been named one of Rhode Island's Best Places to Work and Fastest Growing Companies by Providence Business News.

A true Rhode Island bank, with real local service.

Being your community bank is an honor for every member of the BankNewport organization. Serving you means taking the time to get to know you, so we can help you achieve your financial goals.

At BankNewport, we believe that our customers deserve a personal banking experience, and our knowledgeable staff is committed to providing the support and guidance that you can trust. Our products are designed to meet your needs, and we provide the service and support you deserve from your bank.

At BankNewport, we're committed to providing personal banking experience. Our lending decisions are made right here in Rhode Island, which allows us to be extremely responsive to customers.

Making banking convenient through technology.

BankNewport’s leading-edge technology makes it easy for you to manage your money. In addition, we continue to make capital investments in new and enhanced technologies such as digital and mobile capabilities for a better and more convenient customer experience. And we continue to invest in our infrastructure, of 18 branch locations throughout the state, with commercial lending offices in Cumberland and Providence.

BankNewport is proud to be your community bank.

At BankNewport, we recognize that committing to each other and investing in the people around us to nurture economic and social improvements has never been more important. Having been steeped in the community for two centuries, our service goes beyond banking. Being your community bank means understanding what makes our community and the people within it unique.

It means recognizing what your community’s needs are and identifying ways we can help.

Because we care immensely about our customers and are actively engaged in the communities we serve, BankNewport and our subsidiary OceanPoint Insurance, continue to provide support to our communities through financial assistance and community service. In 2021, annual financial education and community projects performed by our employees totaled over 7,300 hours. And over the past 11 years, BankNewport has awarded over $7 million in grants, sponsorships, and donations to a wide range of nonprofits to help strengthen and enrich lives and communities throughout RI.

Serving our community for over 200 years means you can count on us to be there for you today and in the years to come.

In other words, We’re all in.

Our Senior Leadership Team

Jack Murphy
Jack Murphy

President & Chief Executive Officer

Douglas K. Mayhew
Douglas K. Mayhew

President & Chief Executive Officer, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc.

Gregory Derderian
Gregory Derderian

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Strategic Analysis

Wendy E. Kagan
Wendy E. Kagan

Executive Vice President, Chief Engagement Officer

Jeanne Lapak
Jeanne Lapak

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Banking & Lending Officer

Mary E. Leach
Mary E. Leach

Executive Vice President, Chief Consumer Officer and Lending Officer

Paul A. Marchetti
Paul A. Marchetti

Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer and Chief Risk Officer

John P. Sullivan
John P. Sullivan

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Hollie Lussier
Hollie Lussier

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Colleen Gouveia Moulton
Colleen Gouveia Moulton

Senior Vice President, Director of Commercial Banking.

Christine Hayes
Christine Hayes

Senior Vice President, Premier Banking Relationship Manager

Gina M. Lauro
Gina M. Lauro

Senior Vice President, Mortgage Producing Sales Manager

Sharon Medeiros
Sharon Medeiros

Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Larry Reagan
Larry Reagan

Senior Vice President, Director of Marine & Recreational Lending

Susan Viveiros
Susan Viveiros

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Amy Riccitelli
Amy Riccitelli

Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Sales

Lisa Reed
Lisa Reed

Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Banking Operations

Sarah Courtney
Sarah Courtney

Senior Vice President, Director of Project Delivery and Business Intelligence

Larry B. Ooi
Larry B. Ooi

Senior Vice President, Director of Audit

Colleen Skeffington
Colleen Skeffington

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Betsy Salisbury
Betsy Salisbury

Senior Vice President, Retail Lending Operations Manager

Nelson Teixeira
Nelson Teixeira

Senior Vice President, Director of Digital Banking