Mr. Bowen, age 60, has been the Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Wales University, Providence Rhode Island, since 2010, having served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2010, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University. He joined Johnson & Wales University in 1974 as a faculty member and currently oversees more than 17,000 students and approximately 2,000 employees at four domestic campuses. He serves as a board member for a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations and has previously served as a director of a large regional bank. We believe Mr. Bowen’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his experience as an executive of a large, successful institution as well as his previous experience in the banking industry. Director since 2011.
Mr. Crandall, age 59, has been Vice President of Ashaway Line & Twine Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of sporting goods products and medical threads, for over 30 years. Mr. Crandall’s experience and responsibilities include domestic and international sales and marketing, corporate finance and financial analysis, and human resources management. We believe Mr. Crandall’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive experience in sales and the management of a successful commercial and industrial business. Director since 1983.
Mr. DiMuccio, age 54, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amica Mutual Insurance Company since 2005 and has held the title of Chairman since 2009. He joined Amica in 1991 as a Vice President and has held a variety of positions of progressive responsibility, including Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining Amica, Mr. DiMuccio was an audit partner with the public accounting firm of KPMG LLP, with experience in audits of public and non-public companies including banking and insurance companies. Mr. DiMuccio is also a director and the past Chair of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. We believe Mr. DiMuccio’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive experience in the areas of audit, accounting and financial reporting, as well as his record of leadership in the financial services industry. Director since 2010.
Mr. Hittner, age 65, is an attorney, and was Of Counsel with the firm of Cameron & Mittleman from 2003 to 2011. Prior to that, he was Of Counsel with the firm of Edwards & Angell, LLP. His legal experience over many years includes legal representation of banks and insurance entities. He served as the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation and as State Banking Commissioner from 1995 to 1999 and served as an attorney with the firm of Edwards & Angell from 1979 to 1995. We believe Mr. Hittner’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive legal experience, with particular emphasis in the financial services industry, as well as his background in the area of regulatory oversight. Director since 2003.
Ms. Hoxsie, age 63, has been retired since 2008. She served as the Vice President of Hoxsie Buick-Pontiac-GMC Truck, Inc. automotive dealership, responsible for the company’s management and operations from 1991 until 2008. Prior to 1991, Ms. Hoxsie was employed by the public accounting firm of Price Waterhouse with experience in audits of public and non-public companies, including financial services companies. We believe Ms. Hoxsie’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include her expertise in the areas of audit, finance, accounting and taxation, as well as her knowledge of regulatory and financial reporting requirements. Director since 1991. Katherine is the Chairperson of the Audit Committee.
Joseph J. MarcAurele is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors.
Joe joined Washington Trust in September of 2009 as President and Chief Operating Officer. In April of 2010, Joe became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Previously, Joe served as President of Citizens Bank from 2001 - 2009, and is a well-known and respected leader within the New England banking industry. During his 16-year tenure at Citizens, he served in various executive positions, including Chairman, President and CEO of Citizens Bank of Rhode Island and Connecticut from 2001-2007. His early banking career included seven years at Fleet Financial Group.
A lifelong Rhode Island resident, Joe has been recognized for his dedication to the local community. He received the 'Hometown Hero Award' from the Pawtucket Red Sox and Cox Communications for his leadership in the Striking Out Hunger initiative to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Joe is President of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. He is a member of the Rhode Island Commodores Executive Committee, and on the board of trustees of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and the Rhode Island Hospital Foundation. He serves on the boards of Delta Dental of RI and the RI Public Expenditure Council. Joe is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Depository Institution Advisory Council. Joe received a Degree of Business Administration in Financial Services Management, Honoris Causa, from Johnson and Wales University and an Honorary Doctorate of Business from Bryant University.
Ms. McKeough, age 61, is retired. She served as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources, of GTECH Holdings Corporation, a lottery industry and financial transaction processing company, from 2000 to 2004. From 1991 to 1999, she served with the U.S. division of Allied Domecq, PLC, a manufacturer and franchiser for 6,500 franchised stores, in positions which included Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Previously, she held positions in commercial lending and credit administration with Bank of Boston. We believe Ms. McKeough’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include her extensive experience in human resources matters as well as her experience in finance and banking. Director since 2003. Kathleen is the Chairperson of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.
Mr. Orsinger, age 65, is an attorney and, since January 1, 2012, has been Of Counsel with the firm of Orsinger Nardone Lallo and Thomsen. Mr. Orsinger was a partner in the law firm of Orsinger & Nardone Law Offices from 1985 through December 31, 2011. Previously, Mr. Orsinger was engaged in the practice of law either as a sole practitioner or affiliated with other attorneys and firms. Mr. Orsinger has over 39 years of legal experience in the areas of real estate, estate planning and probate matters, commercial loan transactions, and corporate and partnership law. We believe Mr. Orsinger’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his broad legal experience, including in the areas of commercial and residential real estate lending and wealth management, and knowledge of corporate governance matters. Director since 1983. Victor is the Chairperson of the Nominating and Executive Committees.
Mr. Santos, age 52, is a Certified Internal Auditor and has had a distinguished career in banking, with experience in risk management, corporate governance, management advisory services, acquisitions, and reengineering efforts. He served for many years in various positions of significant responsibility with FleetBoston Financial Group and most recently served as Group Executive Vice President and General Auditor for Citizens Financial Group prior to his retirement in 2009. Mr. Santos currently serves as Chairman of CharterCARE Health Partners and previously served as Vice Chairman of the Bryant University Board of Trustees. Director since 2012.
Mr. Shanahan, age 67, is retired and was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, First Financial Corp., a publicly traded Rhode Island bank holding company, from 1981 to 2002, and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of its commercial bank subsidiary, First Bank and Trust Company, from 1975 to 2002. Mr. Shanahan has over 40 years experience in the financial service industry. We believe Mr. Shanahan’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive experience in the leadership and governance of a commercial bank, his background in commercial lending, and his knowledge of financial reporting and bank regulatory matters. Director since 2002.