Kenneth R. Burnett Joins Centreville Bank as SVP, Rhode Island Commercial Market Head

June 6, 2022

Centreville Bank President and CEO Harold M. Horvat today announced that Kenneth Burnett has joined the bank as senior vice president, Rhode Island commercial market head. In this new role, Burnett is responsible for managing the RI commercial lending team. He will work closely with Centreville Bank’s new Chief Lending Officer, Lee Merrill. 

Burnett has 32 years of experience in financial services and banking and has held various positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently he was senior vice president and director of commercial relationships at BankNewport. Prior to that, he was a senior vice president, manager of the commercial real estate department at BankRI. 

“Ken’s extensive experience in commercial lending and commercial real estate along with his knowledge of the Rhode Island market will be vital to our success as we grow our commercial team and build upon our existing RI portfolio of business,” said Horvat. 
Burnett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Bryant University, Smithfield, RI.  He has completed various certificate programs from The University of Texas at Austin and Bryant University in the field of Leadership and Management. 

He serves on the board of directors for several local organizations including the Rhode Island Bankers Association, GrowSmart Rhode Island, the Providence Diocese Loan Review Committee, and the Business Development Company. Burnett resides in North Scituate, RI. 

About Centreville Bank

Founded in 1828 and headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Centreville Bank is a full-service mutual bank operating through nine branch locations in Coventry, Cranston (two locations), East Greenwich, Narragansett, North Kingstown, West Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, and a loan production office in Providence. In addition, Centreville Bank serves the Eastern Connecticut market with eight offices located in Danielson, Gales Ferry (Ledyard), Griswold, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, and Putnam (two locations). Centreville currently has total assets of $1.9 billion. For more information, please visit