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BankNewport Names Leiyina Tavarez Vice President, Regional Manager


NEWPORT, R.I. (November 11, 2022) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Leiyina Tavarez has been named vice president, regional manager, responsible for the development and management of the retail branch teams in the West Bay of Rhode Island, including the Narragansett, East Greenwich, Warwick, Coventry, Cranston, Providence, Johnston and North Kingstown branches. Tavarez will oversee the customer experience delivery and sales performance of the branch network in alignment with the bank’s objectives and retail sales and service standards.

Prior to joining BankNewport, Tavarez worked at Webster Bank, first as a sales and service coach in the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts region, and most recently as a small business relationship manager.

Tavarez is an advisory board member for the R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference and a board member for the Providence Children’s Museum. She currently resides in Cranston, 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.