Executive Management

Bank Rhode Island has a formidable executive management team of respected, financial experts. They are leaders of the bank and leaders in the communities we serve.

William C. Tsonos

President and CEO

Will serves as President and CEO of BankRI.  With over 30 years of banking experience, he previously served as  Director of Commercial Banking and was responsible for growing BankRI’s commercial loan portfolio and commercial deposits while maintaining strong credit quality.

Will joined BankRI in 2006 as the Business Banking Department Head.  Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President for Middle Market Lending at Citizens Bank.

A resident of Woonsocket, Tsonos holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Bryant University.  He is active in the community, serving as a Governor of The Miriam Hospital and as Vice Chairman of the Woonsocket Rhode Island Investment Board. He previously served on the Board of Directors of United Way of Rhode Island. 


headshot - Steven Parente

Steven M. Parente

Executive Vice President Director of Retail Banking

Steven M. Parente is a Bank Rhode Island Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Banking.

Steven joined BankRI in January 2009 as the Director of Retail Banking responsible for Retail Branch locations, BankRI Investment Services and the Customer Service Support Center. In addition to Retail Banking, Steven is also responsible for Marketing and Mortgage Sales.

Prior to joining BankRI, Parente was a Senior Vice President of Retail Banking with Citizens Bank for 7 years.

A lifelong Rhode Island resident, Steven is actively involved in many youth organizations. He currently serves as Board President of Adoption Rhode Island and is on the Roger Williams Zoological Society Board of Directors. He also serves as a Board Member of RI Bankers Association and as Chairman of the Chariho Regional School District Audit Sub-Committee.

Steven earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Rhode Island College in 1993. He and his family live in Richmond, RI.

Board of Directors

John A. Yena | Chairman
Retired Chairman, Johnson & Wales University

Meredith A. Curren | Vice Chairman
Principal, Edgewood Holdings, LLC

Ernest J. Chornyei, Jr.
President and Owner, Navajo Development, Inc.

Michael Hanna
Partner, Rhode Island Capital, LLC and Northeast Equity Partners, LLC

Edward J. Mack, II
President and Owner, Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing

Anthony Maione
Retired President and CEO, United Way of RI

Lynn Moran
Principal Owner, Moran Properties

Paul Perrault
Chairman of Brookline Bancorp, Inc.

Pablo Rodriguez, M.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus of the Warren Alpert Medical School,
Chief of Health Information at the Hispanic Communications Network and
CEO of Nuestra Salud Productions

William Tsonos
President & CEO of Bank Rhode Island

All BankRI branches and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.