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BankNewport Names Carmela MacKnight Vice President, IT Project Manager


NEWPORT, R.I. (November 10, 2022) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Carmela MacKnight has been named vice president, IT project manager. In her new position, MacKnight will lead cross-disciplinary teams to deliver new systems, ensuring proper management of project risks, scope, schedule, and budget. Prior to her new role, she was assistant vice president, IT project manager at BankNewport.

Prior to joining BankNewport, MacKnight was vice president, digital solutions at (add)ventures and also worked as a Senior Project Manager in the Systems Integration department at GTECH.

MacKnight holds a Bachelor of Science from Rhode Island College. She currently resides in Jamestown, Rhode Island.


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. 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.


Through its All In Giving program, BankNewport is committed to supporting nonprofits with areas of impact focused on basic human needs, children and families, education economic security, healthy lives, arts and culture, and the environment.  BankNewport has awarded over $7 million in grants, sponsorships, and donations over the past 11 years to a wide range of nonprofits to help strengthen and enrich lives and communities throughout Rhode Island. Financial education and community service performed by employees total 7,300 hours annually.