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BankNewport Names Gina DeSantis Vice President, Retail Lending Underwriting Manager


NEWPORT, R.I. – (June 29, 2023) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Gina DeSantis has been named vice president, retail lending underwriting manager.  She is responsible for providing support, guidance and leadership to a team of loan processors and underwriters as they make lending decisions on residential mortgages and home equity loan products. DeSantis collaborates with mortgage loan officers, retail branch staff and the lending operations team to deliver a positive customer experience.

DeSantis joined BankNewport in 2017, most recently serving as assistant vice president, residential processing and underwriting manager.

DeSantis is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Gina is a resident of Portsmouth, 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.


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