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BankRI Hires Branch Manager Paula Pratt

Providence, R.I. – August 2, 2010 – Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) has announced the hiring of branch manager Paula Pratt. In her new role, Pratt will run the bank’s Warwick Avenue location in Warwick, Rhode Island.

BankRI Senior Vice President of Retail Banking Steven Parente stated, “Paula has spent her entire distinguished banking career in Warwick. She cares deeply about her community and she is a true banking professional. We are fortunate to add her to the BankRI team.”

Pratt has been in banking for over 35 years. She was most recently employed by Citizens Bank, but she has also worked at Warwick Federal Savings, Rhode Island Federal and Old Stone Bank. “I am excited to join BankRI,” said Pratt. “The bank emphasizes personal service and community involvement, which are both very important to me. Also, as a Rhode Islander, it’s great to be part of a local success story.”

Pratt is active in a number of community organizations. She volunteers her time to Friends Way, the Rhode Island Academic Decathlon and the Chamber Education Mentoring Network. She is also a long standing member of the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce.

Pratt is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and she resides in Warwick.

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