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

March 20

Rohan Amin, who previously served as JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s global chief information security officer and chief technology controls officer, was appointed chief information officer of its consumer and community banking business, the Business Times reported.

March 19

First of Long Island Corp. President and CEO Michael Vittorio is retiring, effective Dec. 31.

Christopher Becker was appointed president and CEO of the Glen Head, N.Y.-based company and unit First National Bank of Long Island, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Becker is the chief risk officer of First National Bank, as well as the corporate secretary of First of Long Island's board.


Bank of the Sierra appointed Matthew Macia as the Porterville, Calif.-based bank's first chief risk officer.

Macia previously was chief risk officer and managing director at Charlotte, N.C.-based TIAA-CREF.


Univest Financial Corp. CFO Roger Deacon is retiring on June 30.

Deacon joined the Souderton, Pa.-based company in July 2016, after it acquired Hatboro, Pa.-based Fox Chase Bancorp Inc. He will remain with Univest Financial in a nonexecutive, part-time role until March 31, 2020.

Brian Richardson, the company's director of finance, will succeed Deacon, effective July 1.


Steven Ehrlich was appointed senior executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Harrisburg, Pa.-based Riverview Financial Corp. and unit Riverview Bank.

Previously, Ehrlich was president and a director of Malvern, Pa.-based First Priority Financial Corp., which was acquired by Millersburg, Pa.-based Mid Penn Bancorp Inc.


Chicago-based MB Financial Inc. Chairman Thomas Harvey will join Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp's board as an independent director after the two companies' merger closes.

March 18

Linda Johnston will resign as senior executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Boston-based Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. and unit Berkshire Bank, effective April 1.

Johnston will consult for the company for 14 months.


Judith Docter has retired as chief human resources officer of Green Bay, Wis.-based Associated Banc-Corp.

Angie DeWitt, who previously was deputy chief human resources officer, will replace Docter.

March 15

Adriano Duarte was appointed CFO of Rockaway, N.J.-based SB One Bancorp and unit SB One Bank.

Duarte recently was interim CFO after Steven Fusco left the position. Previously, he was assistant financial officer of both entities.


Southside Bank Chief Credit Officer Earl Clawater III is retiring, effective March 31.

T.L. Arnold Jr. will succeed Clawater in the position. Arnold has been an executive vice president and senior credit officer of the Tyler, Texas-based bank since December 2014.

March 14

Lake City Bank named Brok Lahrman chief accounting officer.

Lahrman previously was senior manager at BKD LLP.

Warsaw, Ind.-based Lake City Bank is a unit of Lakeland Financial Corp.


Bill Whalen was appointed chief credit officer of Eugene, Ore.-based Summit Bank.

In September 2013, Whalen was named chief lending officer of the bank.