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Banking management and director moves

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.

* Auto finance group and commercial real estate executive Nick Stanutz plans to retire from Huntington Bancshares Inc., effective at the end of 2017.

As part of his retirement, each of his teams will be led by their current leaders, who as of Jan. 1, 2018, will report to different members of Huntington's executive leadership team.

* SunTrust Banks Inc. is opening commercial banking representative offices in the Midwest and Southwest regions, naming market presidents in Ohio and Texas.

Joining SunTrust as Cleveland market president is Jim Geuther, who most recently was managing director and regional president for northeast Ohio at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Ben Willingham joins SunTrust as Cincinnati market president. Willingham most recently was a senior vice president and senior relationship manager at U.S. Bancorp's U.S. Bank.

Julia Harman was appointed Dallas–Fort Worth market president. She most recently was a managing director in southwest corporate banking at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc., according to a news release.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal of Tampa, Fla., reported that SunTrust Bank Florida division Chairman, President and CEO Allen Brinkman II resigned. The publication quoted a bank spokeswoman as saying that the bank is looking for Brinkman's permanent replacement.

Brinkman is set to start working as president of technology company Lumina Analytics in about a month, according to the news story.

* Atlanta-based SouthCrest Bank N.A. named Brian Fisher senior vice president and commercial banker.

The bank is a unit of SouthCrest Financial Group Inc.

* Evansville, Ind.-based Commerce Bank promoted Diana Couch to senior vice president of mortgage lending. She joined Commerce in 2012.

The bank's parent is First Light Bancorp.

* Mount Pleasant, Texas-based Guaranty Bancshares Inc. appointed Molly Curl to its board.

She officially retired as a partner of Grant Thornton LLP in July.

* Provident Bank appointed Nathaniel Gravel to its board.

He is vice president of the information security and IT practices at GraVoc Associates Inc.

The Amesbury, Mass.-based bank is a unit of Provident Bancorp Inc. (MHC), which is majority-owned by Provident Bancorp, according to SNL data.