Xay’s back in the RI orbit; takes VP job at Webster Bank

Dec 10, 2012

Xaykham “Xay” Khamsyvoravong, who managed Frank Caprio’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign and then left Rhode Island to pursue other opportunities, has a new gig: vice president for government and institutional banking at Providence-based Webster Bank.

Via news release:

“Xay’s professional background in banking and public policy, as well as his experience serving as a senior advisor in government through a time of unprecedented market turmoil make him an exciting addition to Webster’s already strong team,” said Jay Ryan, senior vice president and director, government and institutional banking at Webster Bank.  “Our government and institutional customers are seeking solutions to help them navigate these challenging financial times, and plan for their future needs.  Having Xay on board demonstrates Webster’s commitment to serving our government and institutional banking clients.”

Khamsyvoravong was just 22 when he managed Caprio’s winning 2006 campaign for treasurer, and he later served as Caprio’s deputy chief of staff. The savvy Barrington native, spotted around town in recent weeks, is among the relatively few people in Rhode Island’s political orbit, along with Buddy and Arlene, known largely by their first name.

After the 2010 gubernatorial campaign, Khamsyvoravong worked in New York for Morgan Stanley’s public finance investment group. He has an undergraduate and master’s degree from Brown.