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Banking management and director moves

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

Miami-basedApollo Bank, which isowned in part by ApolloBancshares Inc., named Mahesh Pattabhiraman executive vicepresident and chief lending officer. He was previously senior vice presidentand chief lending officer, according to a reportposted on

IsabelGomez was promoted to senior vice president of global banking from vicepresident and global banking officer.

DesMoines, Iowa-based Bankers TrustCo., a unit of BTCFinancial Corp., appointed Don Shiu to serve as itsfirst Omaha market president, according to a March 30 . Shiu, whojoins the bank's management committee and oversees the growth of its commercialoperations in eastern Nebraska, most recently served as president of NorthwestCommercial Credit Corp.

Wichita,Kan.-based Equity BancsharesInc., the parent of Equity Bank, said April 1 that three senior lenders havebeen promoted to oversee commercial lending and business development in thebank's Wichita and Kansas City markets.

MarkParman, senior vice president and market president of Kansas City, will leadcommercial lending for Equity Bank's six locations in metropolitan Kansas City,and will contribute to overall bank strategy. He joined Equity Bank in 2012,according to a newsrelease.

JeremyMachain, senior vice president and market president of Wichita, will oversee commercialrelationship development and commercial lending for Equity Bank's Wichitamarket. He joined the bank in 2009 as a commercial credit analyst and waspromoted to vice president and commercial loan officer in 2012.

DavidKing, senior lending officer of Wichita and market president of West Wichita,will continue to lead Equity Bank's commercial lending and business developmentefforts in the bank's West Wichita market while contributing to overall Wichitamarket strategy and business development. King joined Equity Bank in 2006 asvice president of commercial lending and became market president in 2012.

Aspart of Equity's restructuring of the commercial lending division, Sam PepperJr., previousexecutive vice president and commercial banking president, resigned effectiveMarch 31.

Rome,Ga.-based Heritage FirstBank, a subsidiary of Heritage First Bancshares Inc., named Shannon Smith seniorvice president, according to a news release postedMarch 30 on Rome News-Tribune.

Smithpreviously served as senior vice president specializing in Small BusinessAdministration lending and commercial loans at , a unit ofEmbassy Bancshares Inc.

PeterEpp joined the board of FINCAInternational Inc., according to a March 30 . Epp serves asexecutive vice president and general counsel of financial technology companyFinanceit.

Naugatuck,Conn.-based Ion FinancialMHC elected Gary O'Connor as a director, according to a March 31news release.O'Connor has been a corporator at Ion Bank since 2010.

O'Connoris an attorney and equity member of Pullman & Comley LLC, where he servesas chair of the firm's real estate and land use department.

Atits board meeting on March 31, Paoli, Pa.-based Malvern Bancorp Inc. named Cynthia Felzer Leitzell tothe boards of the company and unit Malvern Federal Savings Bank, effective immediately,according to an April 1 newsrelease.

Leitzellwas appointed to fill the vacancy created by Ralph Packard's resignation, which was effective as ofMarch 17. While Leitzell was appointed to serve until the expiration of Packard'selected term in 2019, as previously disclosed, the company's board has adoptedresolutions to submit to shareholders at the 2017 annual meeting that would,among other things, declassify the company's board so that each director willbe elected to a one-year term at the 2017 annual meeting. It is contemplatedthat she will stand for election to a one-year term at the 2017 annual meeting.

Leitzellis a partner and president of Leitzell & Economidis PC, a full-service firmof certified public accountants located in Media, Pa.

JamesCope on April 1 notified the board of Nashville, Tenn.-based thathe was resigning immediately as a director of the company and its unit,Pinnacle Bank,according to a Form8-K filed the same day.

In aproxy statementfiled in March, Pinnacle Financial Partners listed Cope as 66 years old and amember in the law firm of Cope Hudson Reed & McCreary PLLC in Murfreesboro,Tenn.

Coldwater,Mich.-based Southern MichiganBank & Trust, a subsidiary of Southern Michigan Bancorp Inc., promoted Nick Grabowskito executive vice president and head of lending, WTVBreported March 31. Grabowski was previously a .

AtSouthwest CapitalBank, a unit of LasVegas Bancorp. Inc., Sharon Garcia was named executivevice president, the Las Vegas Optic reportedMarch 31. She has been with the bank since 1995.

Salina,Kan.-based Sunflower BankNA, a unit of Sunflower Financial Inc., appointed EvanFunk to serve as market president for the bank's operations in Wichita, Kan.,the Wichita Business Journal reportedMarch 31. Funk will succeed RandySummers, who is set to retire at the end of April.