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.
* Sterling Bancorp Inc. appointed Rachel Tronstein Stewart an independent director, expanding the board to nine members, five of whom are independent.
She will stand for reelection at the annual meeting of shareholders of the Southfield, Mich.-based company in 2020.
Tronstein Stewart is currently the president of Gardner-White Furniture.
* Zahid Afzal agreed to resign as a director of Youngstown, Ohio-based United Community Financial Corp. before Dec. 31.
This is in connection with the employment of Afzal, who has been named executive vice president and COO of the company and unit Home Savings Bank, effective March 19.
It was also disclosed that Home Savings appointed Matthew Garrity to its board.
Garrity joined Home Savings in 2009 as senior vice president and chief credit officer. In 2013, he was promoted to executive vice president, responsible for commercial banking, residential mortgage and credit administration.
* Bismarck, N.D.-based Starion Bank promoted Lee Weisbeck to market president for Bismarck-Mandan, Dave Rogstad to business banking manager and senior vice president for the Bismarck-Mandan business banking line, and Todd Neurohr to ag banking manager and senior vice president for the Bismarck-Mandan ag business line.
Weisbeck began his career with Starion in 2007 and became Mandan market president in 2015. Rogstad joined Starion in 2014 as a business banking officer and had previous Starion experience as a credit analyst. Neurohr started his career with Starion in 2013 as a business banking officer, vice president, and was promoted to senior vice president in 2014.
The bank is a unit of Starion Bancorp.