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BankNewport Names Alizete Lagesse Vice President, Portfolio Relationship Manager


NEWPORT, R.I. (November 29, 2022) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Alizete Lagesse has been named vice president, portfolio relationship manager. In her new position, Lagesse will serve as a liaison between the commercial lending team, credit department, and the customer and provide the highest level of service and responsiveness to customers and business partners.

Prior to her appointment, Lagesse was vice president and small business relationship manager for Eastern Bank.  Before that, she was vice president and small business leader at Santander Bank.

Lagesse holds a degree in business management from Fisher College. She and her husband, David, currently reside in Westport, Massachusetts.


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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. BankNewport is one of the longest-standing 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 and a commercial lending office in Providence. OceanPoint Marine Lending, a business line of BankNewport, specializes in consumer marine and recreational vehicle financing programs.


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