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BankNewport Names Kathleen Charbonneau Senior Vice President, Director of Community Relations and Charitable Giving


NEWPORT, R.I. – (June 28, 2023) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Kathleen A. Charbonneau has been promoted to senior vice president, director of community relations and charitable giving.  She serves as the Bank’s primary resource for all community relations, public relations, and philanthropic initiatives, including the BankNewport Charitable Foundation.

“We are so thrilled to announce Kathy’s promotion,” said Jack Murphy, President and CEO, BankNewport.  “For more than 20 years, she has dedicated herself to the Bank’s mission to supporting Rhode Island and the local communities in which we do business.  She has gone above and beyond in her role, fostering both long-standing relationships and establishing new ones with organizations that serve the underserved populations around the state.  We are so grateful to have her as part of our team and look forward to her continued success.”

Charbonneau joined BankNewport in 2000, and most recently served as Vice President, Director of Community Relations. She has over 30 years of experience in the areas of program development and implementation, communications, nonprofit relationship building, and community engagement.

An active civic and business leader, Charbonneau is a member of the board of directors of East Bay Community Action Program, where she serves on their executive and finance committees.  She is also a member of the board of directors for Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island and is a member of the Community College of Rhode Island Alumni Association Assembly, where she was inducted into the College’s Society of the Knights in 2016.

Charbonneau earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, and a Master of Business Administration from Providence College.  She is a resident of East Providence, 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 $8 million in grants, sponsorships, and donations over the past ten 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 totals 8,500 hours annually.  For more information, please visit www.BankNewport.com.