Washington Trust Co. of Westerly, R.I., has promoted Barbara J. Perino to senior vice president of operations and technology, a newly created post.

Ms. Perino had been the bank's controller since 1989 and a vice president since 1992.

She came to Washington Trust in 1988 from Women and Infants' Hospital in Providence, where she was assistant director of accounting.

Before that she was a senior auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick in Providence.

A successor as controller is yet to be named.

In the meantime the duties will be handled by David V. Devault, who is executive vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer of the bank's parent, $935.1 million-asset Washington Trust Bancorp.

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