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Top banking moves through July 13

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

July 13

Cambridge, Md.-based1880 Bank, a unit of , hired as executive vice presidentand CFO.

Belote succeedsJudann Culver, who assumed the newly created position of executive vice presidentand COO. Belote previously was COO of WheelerReal Estate Investment Trust Inc.

July 12

Denver, Iowa-basedDenver Savings Bank appointedNick Lyons chief creditofficer.

The bank isa unit of PSB Corp.


namedboard member William Rainerthe chairman of its board.

He succeedsBlythe Masters, who vacated her seat to join parent, Boadilla del Monte, Spain-basedBanco Santander SA, asgroup senior adviser on blockchain.

July 11

was appointed to the newlycreated post of executive vice president and chief risk officer of Los Angeles-basedCU Bancorp and unit .

He was previouslyCOO of Costa Mesa, Calif.-based PacificMercantile Bancorp.


ChiefRisk Officer John Edelenhas resigned to "pursue new opportunities and career interests."

Senior VicePresident and Deputy Chief Risk Officer Melody Feinberg will now serve as actingchief risk officer.


Pittsfield,Mass.-based Berkshire Hills BancorpInc. named James Mosessenior executive vice president and CFO of the company and unit .

Moses was previouslysenior vice president and asset/liability manager at Waterbury, Conn.-based , a unit of

Moses' predecessor,Josephine Iannelli, left July 5 to "pursue other opportunities." She wasappointed as finance chief in January 2014, prior to which she was senior vice presidentand principal accounting officer at the company.


has been named executive vicepresident and CFO of Columbus, Ga.-based SynovusFinancial Corp.

Blair's appointmentis effective Aug. 17. He takes over from Tommy Prescott, who is retiring.

Prior to hisappointment, Blair served as corporate treasurer of Atlanta-based


Tulsa, Okla.-basedBOK Financial Corp. promotedMarty Grunst from treasurerto chief risk officer.

Grunst takesover the role from Executive Vice President Don Parker, who previously held theposition while also serving as chief information officer, a post he will continueto hold.


, executive vice presidentand CFO of Roanoke, Va.-based HomeTownBankshares Corp., is set to retire effective Aug. 5.

Maness has servedas CFO and principal accounting officer of the company since May 1, 2006. He willremain available to the company after his retirement date on a consulting basis.

Upon Maness'retirement, the company's board promoted Vance Adkins to CFO. Adkins joined thecompany in 2010 as senior risk officer.

July 9

Waseca, Minn.-basedRoundbank named senior vice presidentand chief sales officer, the Farmington (Minn.) Independent reported.

Roundbank isa unit of Waseca Bancshares Inc.


Greenfield,Mass.-based Greenfield Savings Bankappointed Thomas Meshakotreasurer and CFO, The Republican reported.

He was mostrecently CFO of South Burlington, Vt.-based MerchantsBancshares Inc.

Greenfield SavingsBank is a unit of GSB MHC.

July 8

Vidalia, La.-basedDelta Bank appointed president and CEO,the (Ferriday, La.) Concordia Sentinelreported.

Ellerbee wascommercial lender and chief credit officer at the bank, a unit of


Jasper, Ind.-basedGerman American Bancorp Inc.promoted Randall Braunto executive vice president and chief retail banking and development officer, D.Neil Dauby to executive vice president and chief commercial banking officer, andKeith Leinenbach to executive vice president and chief credit officer.

Braun joinedGerman American in 2011. He will continue to head the company's retail banking businessline.

Dauby has beenwith the company since 2001, and was most recently president of one of German American'scommunity banking subsidiaries. He will also keep his post of regional presidentof the company's south-central region.

Leinenbach waspreviously corporate senior vice president and chief credit officer at the company,which he joined in 2000.


, previously president andCEO of Loris-based HCSB FinancialCorp. and unit Horry CountyState Bank is now market president of the Loris, Conway and North MyrtleBeach markets for Florence, S.C.-based FirstReliance Bank, a unit of FirstReliance Bancshares Inc.


, chairman and CEO of De Leon,Texas-based F & M Bancshares Inc.and unit Farmers and Merchants Bank,is set to retire and step down as CEO in September, the Brownwood (Texas) Bulletinreported.

Spindor willkeep his role as chairman of the company and the bank.

Joe Bob Huddleston,who was appointed president and director of the company and the bank, will becomeCEO of both entities upon Spindor's retirement.


Fort Wayne,Ind.-based STAR Financial Bank,a subsidiary of STAR Financial GroupInc., promoted Gavin Mohrto CFO.

Mohr succeedsKaren Gregerson as CFO. He previously served as vice president and treasurer.

July 7

is set to start workingas chief credit officer of Ontario, Calif.-based CVB Financial Corp. and unit Citizens Business Bank, effective July 18.

He will succeedprevious Chief Credit Officer James Dowd, who retired July 1.

Farnsworth previouslywas executive vice president of global risk management and national commercial realestate risk executive at BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc. in Denver. BBVA Compass isa unit of Spain-based Banco BilbaoVizcaya Argentaria SA.


Ridgewood, N.Y.-basedRidgewood Savings Bankpromoted Leonard Stekolto president and COO.

Previously holdingthe post of executive vice president and COO, Stekol was also elected trustee tothe board of the bank.


Edmonton, Canada-basedCanadian Western Bankrestructured the position of DarrellJones.

Jones was previouslysenior vice president and chief information officer and is now executive vice presidentand chief information officer.


unit Miami-basedCity National Bank of Floridanamed Thomas Crossin seniorvice president and chief information officer, according to South Florida citybizlist.

Crossin waspreviously vice president of IT and infrastructure for Bayview Asset Management LLC.