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Washington Trust promotes four

Published December 19. 2013 4:00AM
Jennifer Dugas

Westerly-based Washington Trust Co. announced four new promotions Wednesday of residents from the region, including two bank vice presidents.

Beth K. Frenette of North Stonington has been appointed vice president of cash management, while Sharon L. Morgan of Mystic will become vice president and regional manager of the bank's southern region. Jennifer Dugas of Pawcatuck and Brenda I. Hopcus of Mystic were named branch managers.

Frenette, who joined the bank in 1988, will be responsible for servicing cash management customers in the municipal and government sectors. She joined the cash management team in 2007.

Frenette is active with many industry organizations, including the Government Finance Officers' Association, the Rhode Island Tax Collectors' Association, and the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns. In 2004, she received the Spirit of Washington Trust Award, which recognizes employees who have distinguished themselves as role models.

As regional manager, Morgan will have oversight of branches in Block Island, Charlestown, Richmond, and Westerly, R.I., as well as Mystic. Morgan has more than 20 years of retail banking experience and joined Washington Trust in 1998.

Prior to her current position, she was vice president and manager of the bank's Franklin Street branch in Westerly. Morgan earned an associate's degree from York College of Pennsylvania and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Providence College.

Dugas, a University of Rhode Island graduate, has been appointed branch manager of Washington Trust's Franklin Street office in Westerly. She serves as vice chair of the Westerly Young Professionals Network and is an allied board member of the Misquamicut Business Association.

Hopcus is taking the reins as branch manager of the bank's Richmond, R.I., office at 1200 Main St. She joined Washington Trust in 2002 and has held various retail banking positions, most recently as retail sales and service manager at the Centerville Road branch in Warwick, R.I.



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