Blackhawk Bancorp (BWHB) in Beloit, Wis., announced several executive changes.

The $586 million-asset company said in a press release that it had tapped David Adkins, executive vice president of consumer banking, to fill the newly created post of chief operating officer. He joined Blackhawk in 2004 as senior vice president of the mortgage lending division.

Blackhawk also named R. Richard Bastian, its president and chief executive, as chairman.

"With the Great Recession behind us, these changes will allow Blackhawk to focus on opportunities for organic growth and growth through merger or acquisition while we continue our commitment to improving the profitability and performance of Blackhawk Bank," Bastian said in a release.

Blackhawk has six branches in Illinois and two in Wisconsin.

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