Commerce Bank, Kansas City, Mo., the lead unit of Commerce Bancshares, promoted two men to vice president.

William Griffith 4th, who was a business development officer for the bank's investment management group, is now responsible for new business development in the qualified retirement plan market.

Robert H. Markey was named vice president in the business banking division. Mr. Markey will retain his title of community bank president in the Blue Springs, Mo., branch.

In addition, John Mikelson was hired as vice president in the commercial real estate division responsible for construction loan origination and permanent mortgage loan placement.

Before joining Commerce, Mr. Mikelson was a manager at GMAC Commercial Mortgage in Overland Park, Kan.

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