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Fifth Third names execs; FNB expands board

S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a daily roundup of management and board changes in the bank and thrift industry. This feature excludes C-level leadership changes and stories previously covered by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

* Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp named Brian Lamb, executive vice president and head of corporate responsibility and reputation, the new head of wealth and asset management, according to a press release.

Lamb will report to Mike Michael. The two will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition amid Michael's appointment as chairman of the Cincinnati region, effective March 1, 2018.

In a separate press release, Fifth Third said that Tom Heiks, president of North Carolina, was named head of commercial middle-market banking. In addition to his new duties, he will continue to lead the bank as a regional president.

In addition, Lee Fite was named market president. Fite currently serves as a senior commercial banker. In his new role, he will continue to be responsible for the Carolinas commercial banking teams reporting to Heiks. Fite will also lead the integration of all commercial capabilities and solutions.

Kevin Hipskind was named regional president responsible for Indiana and St. Louis at Fifth Third, according to another press release.

Hipskind will continue to report to Steven Alonso, who now moves from regional president to group regional president with responsibility for all of the bank's regions.

* The boards of Pittsburgh-based F.N.B. Corp. and subsidiary First National Bank of Pennsylvania on Dec. 20 increased the number of directors of each organization from 13 to 15, and elected Mary Jo Dively and Pamela Bena as directors.

Dively's and Bena's terms will start Jan. 1, 2018, and expire at the company's 2018 annual meeting of shareholders.

Dively, who has more than 34 years of experience as a technology and corporate lawyer, serves as vice president and general counsel for Carnegie Mellon University. Bena, a certified public accountant, is currently vice president of finance for Heeter Printing Co. Inc.

* Asif Ramji and G. Scott Uzzell were elected as directors of Atlanta-based State Bank Financial Corp. and subsidiary State Bank and Trust Co.

Ramji is president and CEO of Paymetric Inc., while Uzzell is president of Coca Cola Co. division Venturing & Emerging Brands.

* Fairmont, W.Va.-based MVB Financial Corp.'s board on Dec. 19 expanded the number of directors to 10 and elected Daniel Holt as a director.

Holt's term is subject to the approval of MVB shareholders at the annual meeting, which is scheduled for May 15, 2018. Holt will also serve as a director of MVB Bank Inc.

Holt is co-founder and CEO of bill payment engine BillGO Inc.

On Nov. 10, Holt purchased 5,500 MVB shares at $18.60 apiece for a total of $102,300. In addition, the company and the bank have certain relationships with Holt and with BillGO.