First National Bank of Southwestern Ohio in Hamilton has promoted Mark W. Immelt to president and chief executive officer.

He succeeded Rick L. Blossom, who retired from those posts Dec. 3.

Mr. Immelt, 54, remains senior vice president of First Southwestern's parent company, $3.9 billion-asset First Financial Bancorp.

He was senior vice president and senior trust officer in charge of $1 billion-asset bank's trust division, a post he has held since joining the bank in 1996. Earlier he was Key Bank's executive vice president for northern Indiana.

He began his career at Central National Bank of Cleveland, a KeyCorp predecessor.


Marquette National Bank in Chicago has promoted Glenn Skinner to assistant vice president in the trust department.Mr. Skinner has worked in the department since joining the bank in 1991. Earlier he was a senior trust administrator at Chicago Title and Trust. He has been a member of the Land Trust Council of Illinois for 28 years.

The bank has also named Colleen McKeever and Lucy Rodarte to branch retail sales teams, Ms. McKeever at the Oak Lawn, Ill., branch and Ms. Rodarte at the Kedzie Avenue office in Chicago.

The two were also promoted to bank officer. Ms. McKeever was a branch supervisor for Marquette and earlier for $203 million-asset Advance Bank in Chicago. Ms. Rodarte, who joined the bank nine years ago, was a personal banker.

Marquette National Bank is a subsidiary of $1 billion-asset Marquette National Corp.


Amboy National Bank in Old Bridge, N.J., has hired Jane F. Gore as a branch administrator.She was also named a vice president, which had been her rank at Summit Bancorp in Princeton, N.J.

Amboy National has $1.3 billion of assets and 14 offices in central New Jersey.


Imperial Business Credit, Inc., an equipment finance company in San Diego has hired John M. Mullan as senior vice president for sales and marketing.Mr. Mulan, 52, was a vice president in the corporate banking department of $1.1 billion-asset Southern California Bank in Newport Beach. He has 30 years of financial experience, including positions at American Express, Barclays Bank, Bank of California, and Hitachi Credit America.

In addition to his responsibilities as head of marketing, Mr. Mullan will be in charge of Imperial Business Credit's branches in Irvine, Calif., and in Denver and Atlanta.

Imperial Business Credit is a subsidiary of $2.1 billion-asset Imperial Credit Industries Inc.

First Federal Bank of California in Santa Monica has put Susan Howard, who joined it this year as the manager of its mortgage banking department, in charge of loan originations as well.Ms. Howard came to the bank from Sterling Mortgage in Loveland, Colo., where she was vice president of national account development. Earlier she was a vice president and branch manager at IndyMac Mortgage Holdings Inc. in San Diego.

First Federal, whose holding company is Firstfed Financial Corp., has $3.6 billion of assets.

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