Senior Vice President, Trust Officer, and Chairman Trust Committee.  Mr. Staples joined VAN LIEW in 2006 and has administrative and portfolio responsibilities. Previously, he was an officer of RI Hospital Trust, BankBoston, Fleet National Bank and Bank of America, serving in the Trust and Investment Group and Private Bank for 20 years. Mr. Staples is a graduate of Hobart College and from the ABA National Trust School held at Northwestern University. A native of Rhode Island, Ted has served on the boards of local charitable and civic organizations.