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Commerce Bank, Kansas City, Mo., has named eight vice presidents.

Judy Erichsen was hired as vice president and processing manager in the bank's investment management group. She was a vice president and head of trust operations at UMB Bank, Kansas City.

Scott F. Stephenson was hired as vice president in the investment management group. He had been a portfolio manager at Security Benefit Group in Topeka, Kan.

Elizabeth B.A. Miller was promoted vice president in the investment management group. Ms. Miller was a chief investment officer and senior portfolio manager for the bank in Kansas City.

Lawrence E. Russell was hired as vice president in the securities investment group. Mr. Russell is responsible for investment portfolio sales in the bank's Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas branches. He was a vice president and investment adviser at George Baum & Co., Kansas City.

Erik R. LaPrade was promoted to vice president in the bank card division, from assistant vice president.

Christopher G. Blair was promoted to vice president in the personal trust department of the investment management group, from associate vice president.

Bruce L. Bienhoff was promoted to vice president in the corporate services department. He was an associate vice president of commercial credit administration.

Jeffrey D. Farrell was promoted to vice president of the agribusiness department, from assistant vice president.

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