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May 23, 2017 - Centreville Bank EVP Harold 'Hal' Horvat Honored by FRIENDS WAY
Thomas J. Lamb, President Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Centreville Bank (left) with Harold M. Horvat, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending & Retail Officer at the award ceremony. (Photo courtesy of FRIENDS WAY)

West Warwick, R.I., May 19, 2017 – Centreville Bank announces that Harold M. ‘Hal’ Horvat, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending & Retail Officer, is the recipient of the 2017 Michael E. Wiggins Leadership Award from FRIENDS WAY. The Warwick-based nonprofit, founded in 1998, serves grieving children and their families. Horvat received the award at FRIENDS WAY’s “Diamonds in the Sky” gala on April 28.

"We are honored to present Hal with this year’s Michael E. Wiggins Award,” said Susan Stevenson, executive director of FRIENDS WAY. “For more than 10 years, Hal has been a facilitator in our groups, showing his quiet compassion and understanding of the children’s bereavement process. And, in January, he further demonstrated his dedication to our mission by joining our board of directors.”

Horvat, a resident of Cranston, is also a board member of The Business Development Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Rhode Island and an M.B.A. from Bryant University.

About FRIENDS WAY, Inc.:

FRIENDS WAY (Families Reaching Into Each New Day) is the only family bereavement center in Rhode Island, serving families throughout Southeastern New England. Staffed with highly qualified mental health care professionals and extensively trained community volunteers, we provide peer support to children and their families in a safe and nurturing environment. Our services are free to all families, with 100% of our program funded through fundraising activities and community support. We work closely with hospitals, schools, funeral homes, mental health agencies, pediatricians and individuals serving children and families in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We also conduct volunteer training sessions to ensure the safety and quality care for the children and the families we serve. FRIENDS WAY began in 1998 with founder Jennifer Kaplan Schreiber. Since then, it has become a valuable community asset. In July 2013, through our affiliation with Gateway Healthcare, FRIENDS WAY became a proud partner of Lifespan, and continues to be a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization.

About Centreville Bank:

Founded in 1828 and headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Centreville Bank has seven branch locations in Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, Narragansett, North Kingstown, West Greenwich, and West Warwick, and assets of $1.15 billion.


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