BankNewport Announces Community Development Appointment

NEWPORT, R.I. (February 12, 2018) – BankNewport President and CEO, Sandra J. Pattie recently announced the appointment of Adriana I. Dawson to Vice President, Community Development Officer. She will be responsible for developing, implementing and administering strategic aspects of the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act Program, through building and maintaining relationships with community based, charitable and non-profit organizations to ensure the Bank meets the needs of the community and attains CRA compliance goals.

Dawson comes to BankNewport from Roger Williams University, where she served as Assistant Dean of Admissions and Community Engagement for the School of Continuing Studies at the Providence campus. She was formerly the state director for the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center at Johnson and Wales University in Providence.

Dawson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and holds a Master of Arts in Management Communication from Emerson College in Boston.

Adriana currently serves as Commissioner for the Rhode Island Commission on Women and Girls and serves on the board of governors for Miriam Hospital. She is a board member for United Way of Rhode Island, an advisory board member for the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University, and an advisory board member for the Rhode Island State Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity.

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Adriana is a resident of North Providence, 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. In addition, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of BankNewport, offers a broad range of property casualty insurance products and a full array of financial services. With 15 banking offices and $1.5 billion in assets, BankNewport is one of the oldest community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities.