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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.

July 4

Dan O'Rourke became president of Sigourney, Iowa-based County Bank, a unit of Fountain View Bancorp. Inc., effective July 1. He will retain his post as senior loan officer.

The previous president, Thomas Bates, will keep his position as CEO.


Beth Melebeck's promotion to president of Bank of Erath Holding Co. and unit Bank of Erath took effect July 1, Vermilion Today reported. She succeeded Paul Moresi Jr., who will retain the CEO and chairman roles.

Melebeck has served as executive vice president for the last 17 years and a director since 2002 of the Erath, La.-based bank.


July 3

Bayonne, N.J.-based BCB Community Bank Chief Lending Officer Joseph Javitz has resigned. He has held the position since 2014.


Kerry Wilson will retire from Quincy, Calif.-based Plumas Bank, where she serves as executive vice president and chief credit officer, on March 1, 2019.

Wilson was appointed to the positions in 2012.


Maureen Clark is stepping down as COO and chief information officer of Goleta, Calif.-based Community West Bank NA, effective July 20.

President and CEO Martin Plourd and/or the other members of the executive team will take over Clark's duties on an interim basis.


Origin Bank COO Lance Hall was promoted to president.

He has been with the Choudrant, La.-based bank for 18 years and previously was Louisiana state president and chief strategy officer.


Rolla, Mo.-based Phelps County Bank named Susan Willeford chief human resources/retail officer, Rolla's Phelps County Focus reported.

She has been with the bank since 2008.


July 2

Worcester, Mass.-based Bay State Savings Bank, a unit of 1895 MHC, appointed Francis Dauphinais senior vice president and CFO.

Dauphinais was previously with Fitchburg, Mass.-based I-C FCU, where he was senior vice president of finance and administration and CFO as well as senior vice president of special projects.


Dean Withers has officially retired as CEO of Timberville, Va.-based F & M Bank Corp. on June 28. He has remained in the position for a transition period in connection with his retirement.

Withers will remain a director of F & M Bank and unit Farmers & Merchants Bank.

Mark Hanna, who was appointed president of the company and the bank in December 2017, took on the additional role of CEO at both entities on July 1.


Riverview Financial Corp. COO Michael Bibak left the company.

Bibak became COO after the Harrisburg, Pa.-based company acquired CBT Financial Corp. in October 2017.


June 29

Webster City, Iowa-based WCF Bancorp Inc. CFO Stacy Johnson has resigned.


Joseph Sarci was appointed executive vice president and chief information officer of Jackson, Miss.-based Trustmark National Bank.

Sarci previously was senior vice president and chief technology officer of TIAA Bank, a part of TIAA.


June 28

Jerry Kilcoyne retired as chairman of Madison, Wis.-based First Business Bank. He will remain a member of First Business Financial Services Inc.'s board.

Ralph Kauten, a director of the bank since 2004, took on the vacated chairman position.