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Access National hires former John Marshall exec; Wedbush Securities names EVP

S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a daily roundup of management and board changes in the financial services and bank and thrift industries. This feature excludes C-level leadership changes and stories previously covered by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Banking

Stroudsburg, Pa.-based ESSA Bancorp Inc. increased the size of its board to 11 members and appointed Philip Hosbach IV a director. He was also appointed to the board of ESSA Bancorp subsidiary ESSA Bank & Trust.

He will rejoin the board following his initial term from 2014 to 2016. He resigned as a director of the company and ESSA Bank & Trust in 2016 following his acceptance of a career assignment overseas.

Hosbach recently retired from Sanofi Pasteur as vice president of global public affairs for vaccines.

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Reston, Va.-based Access National Bank appointed B. Drew Brown senior vice president in its commercial lending department.

Brown most recently was senior vice president of commercial lending at Reston-based John Marshall Bank, a unit of John Marshall Bancorp Inc.

Access National Bank is a subsidiary of Access National Corp.

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Old Line Bank promoted Rori Bailey to senior vice president and portfolio risk manager and Sammy Pulliam Jr. to senior vice president and manager of special assets, according to a press release.

Bailey was initially hired as a credit analyst in 2014. Pulliam joined the Old Line Bancshares Inc. subsidiary in 2016.

In a separate press release, Old Line Bancshares said that Rosie Allen-Herring joined the board of the Bowie, Md.-based company and of the bank.

She is the president and CEO of United Way of the National Capital Area.

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Five Star Bank named John Berry senior vice president and commercial market executive for commercial real estate.

He most recently was senior vice president and Northeast Region team leader for community development lending and investment at KeyBank NA, a unit of KeyCorp.

Warsaw, N.Y.-based Five Star Bank is a subsidiary of Financial Institutions Inc.

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Baton Rouge, La.-based First National Bankers Bankshares Inc. announced the opening of its FNBB capital markets office in Memphis, Tenn., with a team of fixed-income professionals, including senior vice presidents Steve Weisman, John Lorino, Jamie Moore and JP Zdancewicz.

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Maria Salinas, Max Freifeld, Thomas Iino and Luis Maizel will become directors of First Choice Bancorp and unit First Choice Bank, effective on the close of the Cerritos, Calif.-based company's acquisition of Los Angeles-based Pacific Commerce Bancorp.

The appointments of the four, all of whom are current Pacific Commerce Bancorp directors, were agreed to in connection with the transaction that is expected to be completed July 31.

S&P Global Market Intelligence records show that Salinas is the founder and president of Salinas Consulting LLC, Freifeld is a partner of Prediales Atenas SA de CV, Iino is a certified public accountant and Maizel is the president of Maizel Enterprises Inc.

Financial services

EVO Payments Inc. appointed David Leeds to its board.

He had been associated with Ernst & Young LLP for the past four decades before he retired in June, having served as an assurance and audit partner in the financial services and technology practice groups of the firm since 1991.

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Wedbush Securities Inc. named Bob Fitzsimmons executive vice president, replacing Rich Jablonski, who was elevated to co-president in May.

Fitzsimmons joined Wedbush in 2016 as its managing director and head of Wedbush Futures.