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BankNewport Names Lynette M. Dawley Vice President, Project Manager


NEWPORT, R.I. (January 10, 2023) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Lynette M. Dawley has been named vice president, project manager. In her new position, Dawley will lead cross-disciplinary teams to deliver new systems in support of transformational change, ensuring proper management of project risks, scope, schedule, and budget.

Dawley joined BankNewport in 2019 as assistant vice president, retail lending systems manager, and most recently was assistant vice president, project manager.  Prior to joining BankNewport, she held the title of vice president, lending at People’s Credit Union.

A native of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Dawley currently resides in Newport, 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.