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Top banking moves through March 29

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 29

Goleta, Calif.-based Community West Bancshares promoted Susan Thompson, who has served as controller for the past four years, to executive vice president and CFO of the company and unit Community West Bank NA, effective April 1.

Thompson is replacing Charles Baltuskonis, who will serve as chief administrative officer of the bank until his retirement in July.


Chairman D. Arthur Seibel Jr. of New Windsor Bancorp Inc. and unit New Windsor State Bank will join the boards of ACNB Corp. and unit ACNB Bank once the pending deal between the two companies closes.


Needham Bank President Paul Totino resigned.

Joseph Campanelli, who became CEO of the Needham, Mass.-based bank in January, will assume Totino's responsibilities.

March 28

San Jose, Calif.-based Heritage Commerce Corp COO Keith Wilton was appointed president of unit Heritage Bank of Commerce, effective April 1.

Wilton joined the company in 2014 as executive vice president and COO.


Melba Bartels is resigning as CFO and senior executive vice president of Seattle-based HomeStreet Inc., effective April 23.

Once Bartels leaves, HomeStreet will fill the vacated position on an interim basis while it looks for someone to permanently take the post.

Bartels will assume the CFO position at Tukwila, Wash.-based Boeing Employees Credit Union, effective May 1.


City National Bank of Florida appointed Louis Ferreira executive vice president and chief enterprise risk executive, according to South Florida citybizlist.

Ferreira was previously executive vice president and chief credit and risk officer at Banesco USA.

City National Bank is a unit of BCI Financial Group Inc.

March 27

David Anderson is resigning as president of Hammond, La.-based FPB Financial Corp.

Effective March 31, he will also step down as officer and director of Florida Parishes Bank.


Toronto-based Home Capital Group Inc.'s board terminated the employment of Martin Reid as president and CEO of the company, effective immediately.

Reid was also removed as director of the company's units, including Home Trust, according to a March 27 press release.

Bonita Then, a director of the company since 2008, will act as interim president and CEO, while the company looks for a permanent replacement.


Fifth Third Bancorp named Matthew Jauchius executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

Jauchius joined the Cincinnati-based company from Hertz Global Holdings Inc., where he also was executive vice president and chief marketing officer.


West Point, Ga.-based Charter Financial Corp. named Lee Washam president. He replaced Robert Johnson, who remains as chairman and CEO of the company.

Washam is the president of Charter Financial unit CharterBank.

March 26

Jesse Foster is retiring from the board of Banner Corp.

March 24

Princeton, N.J.-based Bank of Princeton appointed George Rapp executive vice president and CFO.

Rapp served as vice president and CFO of Easton, Md.-based Shore Bancshares Inc. from February 2013 to May 2016.


Vice Chairman John Lee of East West Bancorp Inc. and unit East West Bank is set to retire at the end of May.


Ronald Wente is retiring as president and CEO of Ellis, Kan.-based Golden Belt Bank FSA, effective Oct. 1, The Hays (Kan.) Daily News reported.

He will continue to serve as chairman of the bank's board. His son, Chris Wente, who currently serves as executive vice president, will take over as president and CEO at the Mid-America Financial Corp. subsidiary.


Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka named Mark Yardley permanent president and CEO, effective March 24.

Yardley served as interim president and CEO since Jan. 1, following the announced retirement of Andrew Jetter on or about March 31.

Prior to serving as interim president and CEO, Yardley was the institution's executive vice president and chief risk officer.


BancFirst Corp.'s board appointed President and CEO David Rainbolt to serve as chairman of the board.

David Rainbolt will remain CEO of Oklahoma City-based BancFirst Corp.

The company also named H. E. Rainbolt chairman emeritus. He has been chairman of the board since 1984, and was chairman of unit BancFirst until 2005.

March 23

Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida President and CEO Shaun Merriman will become market president at CenterState Banks Inc., The (Florida) Business Observer reported.

The move is related to CenterState's pending acquisition of bank's parent Gateway Financial Holdings of Florida Inc. in a cash-and-stock transaction.