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US Bancorp director won't seek re-election; Huntington names W.Va. region prez

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.

* Douglas Baker Jr. does not intend to stand for re-election to U.S. Bancorp's board following expiration of his current term at the company's 2018 annual meeting of shareholders.

Baker is the chairman and CEO of Ecolab Inc., SNL records show.

* Hopkinsville, Ky.-based Planters Bank Inc. added Joseph Sisk and Justin Williams to its board.

Sisk owns and operates Sisk Farms and is co-owner of the Sisk-Junker Farms. Williams is the president of R. J. Williams Construction Co., a partner in W. & J. Cattle LLC and is involved in various real estate partnerships.

The bank is a unit of Planters Financial Group Inc.

* Huntington National Bank appointed Chad Prather president of its West Virginia region.

Prather will continue as the lead commercial banking executive and succeed Andy Paterno, who is set to retire at the end of 2017. Prather joined Huntington in 2005.

The bank is a unit of Huntington Bancshares Inc.

* Chairman Joseph Bracewell, CEO Shaza Andersen and directors Mark Michael and Joe Reeder of WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc. will become directors of Olney, Md.-based Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. upon completion of Sandy Spring's acquisition of Reston, Va.-based WashingtonFirst.

Also effective upon the closing of the transaction, expected Jan. 1, 2018, Susan Goff will retire from the board of Sandy Spring.

Bracewell joined the law firm of McKee Nelson as a partner in 2002, became a partner of the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP as a result of the combination of Bingham and McKee Nelson in 2009, and retired from Bingham at the end of 2013, according to SNL records.

Michael is the co-founder and CEO of Occasions Caterers Inc. and the co-founder and president of Protocol Staffing Services LLC and Menus Catering Inc., according to the press release. Reeder, shareholder in the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, was undersecretary of the Army.

Goff is the former director and president of MD-Individual Practice Association, SNL records show.

* Prairie Community Bank appointed Michael Skala to its board, the (Crystal Lake, Ill.) Northwest Herald reported.

Skala is the owner and president of Innovative Component Sales Inc.

The Marengo, Ill.-based bank is a unit of Marengo Bancshares Inc.