of Connecticut, the New London subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group, Providence, R.I., hired James R. Claffee to be chairman, president, and chief executive officer.

He succeeds Robert C. Sanderson Jr., 58, who is to remain on the senior management team as regional president based in New London.

Mr. Claffee, 52, was executive vice president in charge of middle-market lending at Fleet Bank of Connecticut.

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