Samuel Hanna, senior vice president and director of Webster Capital Finance, was promoted and will now lead Middle Market Banking at Webster Bank. He succeeds Christopher Motl, who was promoted to executive vice president and head of Commercial Banking. Richard Matte, senior vice president of Webster Capital Finance, will add operational responsibilities to his sales leadership duties.

“I want to congratulate Sam on earning this promotion through his great work over the past five years, transforming Webster Capital Finance into a business unit that makes a solid contribution to Webster,” Motl said.

Hanna joined Webster in 2006. He worked in Commercial Real Estate for three years, managing the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts market. He also managed the Risk and Recovery real estate team for two years before taking the reins of Webster Capital Finance. Prior to joining Webster, Hanna held several positions of increasing responsibility at Bank of America (formerly Fleet Bank).