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BankNewport Names Tony Brum Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer


NEWPORT, R.I. (May 3, 2023) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Tony Brum has been named vice president, commercial lending officer. He is responsible for deepening existing relationships and generating new business within Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts companies in the commercial real estate and industrial space.

Brum brings more than 20 years of banking experience to his new role, most recently with Citizens Bank as a business banking relationship manager. He previously held commercial lending and credit positions with TD Bank, M&T Bank, and Bank of America.

A graduate of Providence College, Brum is a member of the Bristol Zoning Board and St. Luke’s School executive board and was previously the competitive director for Bristol Youth Soccer.  A lifelong resident of Bristol, he currently resides in his hometown with his family.

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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