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BankNewport Names Jennifer Hyde Vice President, Director of Marketing Communications


NEWPORT, R.I. – (September 10, 2022) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Jennifer Hyde has joined the organization as vice president, director of marketing communications. She will be responsible for the development and execution of the overall marketing strategy for the Bank across its brand family, including OceanPoint Insurance, OceanPoint Investment Solutions, and OceanPoint Marine Lending. Prior to her new position, Hyde was senior marketing manager at Citizens Bank for nine years and also served as an account manager at marketing agencies in Providence and Boston.

Hyde holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Science in corporate and organizational communications from Northeastern University. She is a member of the United Way’s Young Leaders Circle. A native of Cumberland, RI, Hyde currently resides in South Kingstown, RI with her husband and two children.


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.