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Regions Hires Kate Danella to Wealth Management Post

Regions Financial in Birmingham, Ala., has named Kate Randall Danella as executive in charge of several wealth management functions.

The $122 billion-asset company named Julz Burgess to succeed Kevin Kirby, according to a Monday news release. Burgess will lead the corporate trust group, which is organized under the institutional services division of Regions' wealth management business. »
The $142 billion-asset company said Heather Russell Koenig will join Fifth Third on Sept. 28. She will have oversight of legal affairs, government affairs and regulatory matters. »


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Social Finance Inc. has hired Joanne Bradford, a veteran of the technology and media industries, as chief operating officer.

Total System Services (TSYS), the Columbus, Ga.-based payment processor, has hired Patricia A. Watson to be senior executive vice president and chief information officer, effective Sept. 14.

Sheh Bertram, formerly the chief information officer at Zions Bancorp. in Salt Lake City, is taking the same role at Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu.

Enterprise risk management is an area banks are trying to master, and the appointment of a chief risk officer to oversee this effort has become common, even among community banks. We asked CROs and other experts for their perspectives on this evolving role, the skills needed to do the job well and their biggest worries.

Broadway Financial in Los Angeles has expanded its board to create a seat for former MUFG Union Bank executive Erin Selleck.

Cornerstone Bank in York, Neb., has tapped Kris Holoch to succeed her father Kelly Holthus as the bank's chief executive. Holoch previously served as executive vice president and on the board.

Wells Fargo has hired Allianz veteran Jasmine Jirele to head its trust operations team. She will oversee about 300 employees for the San Francisco company's retirement division.

BankUnited in Miami Lakes, Fla., has added a former New York state judge and a former Florida community bank chief executive to its board.

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