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Kathleen A. Ryan

Executive Vice President & Chief Wealth Management Officer
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Kathleen oversees all aspects of Washington Trust Wealth Management including the strategic direction, service offerings and client experience. Kathi is focused on increasing the reach of our financial planning, trust and investment services to core markets including high net worth individuals and families, public and private institutions, and their foundations and endowments.


Before joining Washington Trust, Kathi was a licensed attorney in private practice for more than 25 years. She was most recently a Partner at the law firm of Partridge Snow & Hahn where she served as Chair for the firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group for more than 15 years. In that role she was responsible for advising clients on wealth preservation, asset transfer, charitable giving and estate and gift tax planning issues. Kathi is a frequent speaker and published source on matters of trust and estate administration and other relevant issues.


A graduate of Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude) and Providence College (B.A., cum laude)

Community Involvement

Kathi is a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida Bar Associations. A Rhode Island resident, she serves as a board member for numerous organizations, including service as Past President of the Providence College Alumni Association, member of the Providence College President’s Council and current member of the South County Hospital Professional Advisory Board.

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