portrait of Peter F. Stanton

Peter F. Stanton

Chairman and CEO

Peter F. Stanton has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Washington Trust Bank since March of 2000. Prior to this, Mr. Stanton was President, Chief Executive Officer, & Chairman—January 1997, President and Chief Executive Officer—April 1993 and President of Washington Trust Bank—April 1990.

Mr. Stanton also serves as Chairman of the Board for W.T.B. Financial Corporation, and is a board member for Inland Northwest Council, Boy Scouts of America and serves on The Washington Roundtable. In addition to holding positions on numerous civic boards, Mr. Stanton was president of the Washington Bankers Association from 1995 to 1996 and State Chairman of the American Bankers Association for 1997 and 1998. Mr. Stanton is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County and serves on the Board of Trustees of Gonzaga University.

Mr. Stanton holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Oregon, an MBA in Accounting and Business Economics from the University of Washington and an Advanced Banking Degree, with honors, from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware.

portrait of John E. (Jack) Heath, III

John E. (Jack) Heath, III

President / COO

Jack Heath is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Washington Trust Bank. He was elected to this position in March 2000. Prior to this, Mr. Heath was Senior Vice President, Retail Banking—September 1998, Senior Vice President, North Idaho Market Manager—February 1996, and Vice President, Commercial Loans—October 1989. Prior to joining the Commercial Banking Group, Mr. Heath held numerous positions in Marketing, Investment Services, and Branch Banking.

Mr. Heath is active in the community, currently serving on the board of Greater Spokane Incorporated, The Executive Board of Inland Northwest Council Boy Scouts of America, Gonzaga University Board of Regents, Pacific Coast Banking School Board, and PREMERA Board of Directors. Mr. Heath is also past Chairman of the Washington Bankers Association and continues to serve on the Board of Directors as well as an Emeritus Board Member of the Gonzaga Forum Board and the Mobius Science Center Board. He is active in the Spokane County United Way.

Mr. Heath received a BA in Finance from the University of Idaho and an MBA in Finance from Gonzaga University.