Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, Boston, a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group Inc., elected Dr. J. Richard Gaintner and Charles Bilezikian to its board of directors, effective Jan. 1.

Dr. Gaintner is president and chief executive officer of Pathway Health Network and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Mr. Bilezikian is chief executive officer of the Christmas Tree Shops, headquartered in South Yarmouth, Mass. For the past 24 years, he has been responsible for the growth of this small seasonal business into a 15-store chain specializing in discount retail merchandise.

Liberty Financial Companies, Boston, said Kenneth R. Leibler, president, was elected to the additional post of chief executive officer.

He succeeded Sabino Marinella, Liberty Financial's founding CEO, who was named vice chairman.

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