1st Capital Bank (FISB) in Monterey, Calif., has erased the "interim" from its chief executive's title. 

Robert Andino has been named its permanent president and CEO, 1st Capital announced Friday. Andino became the interim leader after the death of Fred Rowden in November. Rowden founded 1st Capital in 2007.

Andino had joined the $329 million-asset lender as chief operating officer a month earlier. He came from American Perspective Bank in San Luis Obispo, which had been bought by PacWest Bancorp (PACW) in Los Angeles in the summer.

"Since joining the 1st Capital Bank team, [Andino] has shown that he embodies the bank's culture, including displaying a strong personal commitment to providing clients with a concierge level of service," Chairman Kurt Gollnick said in a news release. "Mark also shares our focus on meaningfully improving the quality of life in our local communities and generating shareholder value."

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