Cass Bank and Trust Co., Bridgeton, Mo., hired Kenneth A. Witbrodt Jr. as executive vice president of commercial lending, a newly created post.

He is in charge of business development in the bank's St. Louis market area and will manage customer relationships.

Mr. Witbrodt was senior vice president and growth group manager at NationsBank Corp. He had been senior vice president and commercial loan manager for the north region at Boatmen's Bancshares, which NationsBank acquired in January; the region consisted of northern Missouri and Iowa. Before that, he had been an assistant vice president and commercial loan officer at Commerce Bank.

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