Sandra J. Pattie, president and chief executive officer of OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC and BankNewport, has announced the election of four new BankNewport Corporators:

Norey D. Cullen is Chairman of the Board of the Newport Hospital Foundation, and has served as a Hospital Board member for over ten years. She has been engaged in the hospitality and food industry in Newport for over 40 years. Ms. Cullen resides in Newport.

Wendy Mackie is CEO of Rhode Island Marine Trades Association. She spearheaded the development of the Composites Alliance of Rhode Island to better serve the manufacturing sector of the industry concentrated in Bristol. Ms. Mackie resides in Jamestown.

Oscar A. Mejias is President/CEO of the Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is President/CEO of BETECH, Inc., a bilingual vocational and technical school in Providence. He is Co-Chair of the Emerging Markets Committee for the SBA Annual Economic Summit. Mr. Mejias resides in North Providence.

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Marc Santos is a Real Estate Sales Broker with Premier Properties RI leading the sales team under Keller Williams Realty in Lincoln. He served overseas in the US Army as an attack helicopter pilot and company commander. Mr. Santos resides in Lincoln.

Corporators play an essential role in promoting the mission and vision of a mutual community bank. They are ambassadors that represent the communities served by BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance.

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 17 banking offices and $1.6 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.