Citizens Financial Group of Providence, R.I., has promoted Joel Brickman to general counsel and head of its law department.

He succeeded Judy Sullivan, who the company said left two months ago to pursue other interests.

Mr. Brickman was secretary, corporate legal counsel, and a senior vice president at Citizens Bank of New Hampshire. He joined Citizens Financial when it bought his former employer, First New Hampshire Bank, in 1996.

Citizens Financial is a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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