Botelho joins Washington Trust

Botelho joins Washington Trust

LINCOLN – The Washington Trust Company announced that Anthony Botelho, of Lincoln, has joined the bank’s commercial lending group as senior vice president of commercial banking and commercial and industrial team leader.

Botelho has more than 35 years experience at local and regional banks and most recently served as president of Freedom National Bank in Greenville. A seasoned C&I and commercial real estate lender, he will focus on retention and growth of commercial and industrial C&I loans and municipal and commercial deposits.

“We are excited to welcome Tony and know he will quickly become an invaluable member of our team,” Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at Washington Trust Jim Hagerty said. “His commitment to excellence, leadership, and fresh perspective will add to the value that Washington Trust brings to our clients.”

Botelho currently serves on the board of directors of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and formerly served as president of the Rhode Island Bankers Association, where he is still an active member. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA from Bryant University.