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Jeanne Lapak Joins BankNewport as Chief Commercial Banking and Lending Officer


NEWPORT, R.I. – (April 7, 2022) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Jeanne Lapak joined the Bank’s executive team in November 2021 as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Banking and Lending Officer, responsible for leading the Commercial and Business Banking Teams.

With over 20 years of banking experience and high-level expertise in strategic and sales leadership, Jeanne formerly held senior management positions at organizations including Citizens, Santander, and JP Morgan Chase Bank.

“Jeanne is a valuable addition to our executive team,” said Jack Murphy, President and CEO of BankNewport. “She brings both a strategic and customer centric approach, as well as an omni channel perspective. Her depth of knowledge, experience and ability to execute is a true asset to BankNewport.”  Under Lapak’s leadership, BankNewport will further expand its commitment and service to commercial and small businesses throughout Rhode Island.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.   Jeanne and her husband Tom have recently relocated to Newport, RI.

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, with commercial lending offices in Cumberland and Providence.

BankNewport business lines include OceanPoint Marine Lending, specializing in consumer marine and recreational vehicle financing programs, and OceanPoint Insurance, a Trusted Choice independent insurance agency, providing a broad range of property casualty insurance products, including employee benefits and marine related insurance products.