Joseph A. MarcAurele is chairman and CEO of Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent company of The Washington Trust Co., based in Westerly. MarcAurele talks with Providence Business News about the bank’s performance, how he thinks about market expansion and what to expect next.
Dennis Roy is president and chief executive officer of East Bay Community Action Program, a nonprofit organization that merged recently with East Bay Center. Roy, a board member of the Rhode Island Health Center Association and the Rhode Island Community Action Association, talked with Providence Business News about the merger of nonprofit organizations EBCAP and East Bay Center – which did not trigger staff reductions – and how that merger will impact their respective constituencies.
Tom McGovern, executive director of Warwick-based A Wish Come True, first began his service with the nonprofit as a board member in 1991. He has since held numerous positions on the board, including serving as president for 10 years.
Edward Sanderson is executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission. The commission administers federal and state tax credits for rehabilitating historic commercial buildings.
Ron Simoneau is vice president of Shawmut Design and Construction in Providence, a national construction management company whose presence in Rhode Island has grown substantially over the past several years. He responded recently to questions posed by the Providence Business News.
Christine Smith is the executive director of the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council. Smith talks with Providence Business News about STAC’s mission to create economic opportunity and jobs in Rhode Island.
Bruce Van Saun is chairman and CEO of Citizens Financial Group Inc., the state’s largest bank with $140.1 billion in total assets. Van Saun talks with Providence Business News about the bank’s first-quarter earnings, its exposure to the struggling oil and gas markets and the Rhode Island economy.