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Top banking moves through March 30

S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a weeklynews summary of executive management and board chair-level changes in the bank andthrift industry.

March 30

Dallas-basedVeritex Community Bank,a unit of Veritex Holdings Inc.,named Clay Riebe executivevice president and chief credit officer.


will be retiring as a directorof Springfield, Mo.-based GuarantyFederal Bancshares Inc. and unit Guaranty Bank, after reaching the mandatory retirement ageof 72 years. He will retire at the annual stockholdermeeting May 25.

Gibson has servedas a director for the company and the bank since February 2002 and has held theposition of chairman since March 2005.

March 29

Orlando, Fla.-basedFirst Green Bank, a subsidiaryof First Green Bancorp Inc.,named Cary Berman president.


Orion, Ill.-basedBankORION, a unit of , appointed president, theQuad-City Times of Davenport, Iowa, reported.Bollinger, who previously served as executive vice president, was also named a memberof the board.

James Dingmanwill remain chairman and CEO of the bank, according to the report.

March 28

, president and chief bankingofficer of Paso Robles, Calif.-based HeritageOaks Bank, will be retiring from banking to pursue other interests.

Simone Lagomarsino,president and CEO of Heritage OaksBancorp and CEO of Heritage Oaks Bank, will reassume the position ofpresident of the bank, effective immediately. Arredondo will remain an employeeof the bank until April 29 and assist in the transition until his departure.


Tacoma, Wash.-basedCommencement Bank namedDarin Johnson senior vicepresident and CFO. Johnson was previously senior vicepresident and controller of Olympia, Wash.-based Heritage Bank, a unit of Heritage Financial Corp.


At Stroudsburg,Pa.-based ESSA Bancorp Inc.,the parent of ESSA Bank & Trust,William Viechnicki waselected chairman of the board. Viechnicki succeeds William Douglass, who recentlyretired as a director of the company.


Lincoln, Neb.-basedFarmers & Merchants InvestmentInc., the parent of UnionBank and Trust Co., named DorisRobertson president, Omaha.com reported.Robertson, who was also appointed to Union Bank's executive committee, continuesto serve as vice president of commercial loans for the bank.


Sparta, Mich.-basedChoiceOne Financial Services Inc.disclosed that on March 23, JamesBosserd tendered his retirement from his position as CEO of the companyand unit ChoiceOne Bank,effective June 1. He will remain a directorof the company and the bank.

Kelly Poteswas appointed to serve as CEO of the company and the bank, effective June 1, inaddition to his roles as president and a director for the two entities.

March 25

Andrew Beverleyis leaving Columbia, Mo.-based LandmarkBank NA, which is owned in part by Landrum Co., to become chairman and CEO of Columbia BancsharesInc. in April, the Columbia Daily Tribunereported. Columbia Bancshares Inc. is seeking to become a bank holding company byacquiring 100% of the voting shares of Clarence, Mo.-based Clarence State Bank, according to a notice posted in theFederal Register.


Roselle, N.J.-based Roselle Savings Bank named Michael McCambridge CFO and senior vice president, NJBIZreported. His career includes serving as senior vice president of finance for Paramus,N.J.-based Hudson City Bancorp Inc.

Roselle Savings Bank is a subsidiary of RSB Bancorp Inc., which in turn is a unit of .

March 24

Seneca, S.C.-based OconeeFederal Financial Corp. (MHC) disclosed that H. Allen Salter resigned as CFO of the company and unit ,effective March 22. Curtis Evatt, president of the company and the bank, was appointedto serve as CFO of both entities.

Oconee Federal Financial is owned in part by .


Millersburg, Pa.-based MidPenn Bancorp Inc. named MichaelPeduzzi executive vice president and CFO. Peduzzi most recently servedas treasurer and assistant secretary of York, Pa.-based Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc., and senior vice president andCFO of PeoplesBank, A Codorus ValleyCo.


PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Co. appointed chief risk officer and MatthewClemens chief administrative officer, the CentralPenn Business Journal reported.


At Citizens Bankof Edmond, a unit of Edmond, Okla.-based Citizens Bancshares Inc., Joe Davis was promoted to chief technology officer. Davis,former senior IT manager, is now a part of the bank's senior management team.


Upon the completion of FenturaFinancial Inc.'s dealwith St. Charles, Mich.-based CommunityBancorp Inc., Fentura Financial President and CEO Ronald Justice willcontinue to serve as president and CEO of the company and its unit, Fenton, Mich.-basedState Bank. CommunityBancorp President and CEO John Wendling is expected to serve as a senior officerof State Bank.


Danville, Ky.-based FarmersNational Bank of Danville, a subsidiary of Boyle Bancorp Inc., appointed Marty Gibson to serve as president, according to an announcementon the bank's website. Gibson joined the bank in 1999 and became head of lendingin 2009.

The appointment follows a decision by the bank's board to splitthe duties of president and CEO. Under the new structure, Gibson will continue toreport to Gregory Caudill, with other changes in the bank's organizational reportingstructure to be announced soon.


In connection with Laurel, Md.-based Revere Bank's acquisitionof Frederick, Md.-based BlueRidgeBank, BlueRidge Bank President and CEO J. Brian Gaeng joined Revere'sexecutive management team and board. BlueRidge Bank directors Walter Martz II andPeter Plamondon Jr. also joined Revere's board, and BlueRidge Bank Chairman W. BertAnderson became director emeritus.