Commerce Bancshares of Kansas City, Mo., has promoted Kevin G. Barth, the executive vice president and chief commercial lender of its Missouri bank, Commerce Bank in Kansas City.

At the holding company level Mr. Barth was also named a senior vice president of commercial lending and put in charge of the entire commercial line of business. He was also appointed to the executive committee of the $10.6 billion-asset company.

At Commerce Bank he was named a vice chairman and advisory board member.

Mr. Barth joined Commerce Bank's commercial banking group in 1984 and became senior vice president and manager of the group in 1988. He was promoted to executive vice president of the bank in 1995.

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