THE RHODE ISLAND Bankers Association, Providence, elected Joseph H. Potter president. He is executive vice president of Washington Trust Co., Westerly.
Mr. Potter succeeds Robert G. Burkhart, executive vice president of Old Stone Bank, Providence.
Linda E. Grace Costellese, executive vice president of Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank, Providence, was elected association vice president and secretary. Henry A. Kowalski, senior vice president of Fleet National Bank, Providence, was elected treasurer.