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Bank of the West has promoted David G. Russell to vice president and Darby R. Barnes to assistant vice president in its recreational vehicle and marine lending department in the San Francisco area.

Mr. Russell is western regional sales manager. He oversees five sales representatives responsible for 19 western states, including Alaska.

He came to Bank of the West in 1997 from Vehicles Ink RV Centers, a dealer whose president he had been since 1997.

Mr. Burnes is the department's national marketing coordinator.

He has worked for Bank of the West for three years and has developed software to help pull credit reports for dealers and print contracts for their potential customers.

He came to Bank of the West from Metro One Credit Union, where he was a senior loan officer.

Bank of the West is a subsidiary of Honolulu-based BancWest Corp., which has $15.4 billion of assets.

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