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Brookline in Mass. taps insider as next bank CEO

Brookline Bancorp in Boston will soon have a new bank CEO.

The $8.5 billion-asset company said in a press release Thursday that William Tsonos will also become the president of Bank Rhode Island on Nov. 1. Tsonos, who joined Brookline in 2006, is the bank’s executive vice president of commercial lending. 
Tsonos will succeed Mark Meiklejohn, who was named the company’s chief credit officer. Meiklejohn, who joined the bank in 2006 and has been its president and CEO since 2012, will succeed M. Robert Rose, who is retiring. 
Rose, who joined Brookline in 2009, will remain with the company as an executive officer and assume a leadership position with board and management credit committees. 
“Bob’s long and successful career in credit risk management, as well as industry leadership, is well known and respected,” Paul Perrault, Brookline’s chairman and CEO, said in the release. “With this transition we look to maintain the strong credit risk management practices that he has put into place.”

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