Alliant Financial Corp. in Birmingham, Ala., said Tuesday that it has hired a former BankUnited Corp. officer to become the chief executive of its bank.

Harlan C. Parrish succeeded Eric Hamilton, who was named president of the $1 billion-asset Alliant Bank. Hamilton will be in charge of expanding the bank's loan portfolio.

Parrish was a senior vice president of retail banking at BankUnited. Before that he had a similar role at Colonial BancGroup Inc.'s Colonial Bank.

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