TotalBank of Miami announced it has formed a new executive management team.

Jorge Rossell will remain the chairman of the $2 billion-asset bank's board of directors and will become the chief executive officer. William Heffernan, the president and CEO, will retire, TotalBank said. He has been chairman of the bank since last year, when he succeeded Adrienne Arsht.

Luis de la Aguilera will remain an executive vice president and director of TotalBank. He will succeed Heffernan as president of the bank and will become the chief marketing officer and oversee the lending, retail branches and international divisions.

He joined TotalBank in 2000 as the head of the business development group and oversaw branch business development, consumer lending and financing.

Lyan Fernandez will retain her title as executive vice president and will oversee operational risk and IT as the bank's chief operations officer. She will remain the head of the credit risk group.

Jose Marina was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will also become a director of the bank.

He will succeed Alberto Manrara, who will retire. Before that Marina had been the senior vice president and director of banking operations since 2006 and controller since 2003, when he was hired as vice president of TotalBank.

Benigno Pazos will remain an executive vice president and will lead the bank's newly created debt restructuring division. He joined the bank in 2001. Before that he had been vice president of Ocean Bank since 1987.

Heffernan had been the president and CEO since 1991.

Manrara had been Total Bank's CFO since 1997.

He began his career in 1973 as a manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP.



Hampton Roads Bankshares Inc. of Norfolk, Va., has promoted Robert A. Bloxom to senior credit officer and named Lisa M. Lentz as a member of the company's credit risk management team.

Bloxom is the chief lending officer and manager of the credit administration department for Hampton's Shore Bank, which he joined in 2006.

Before that he was the chief lending officer for the Eastern shore division of Farmers and Merchants Bank. He began his career in 1986 at Bank of Virginia in Norfolk.

Lentz will oversee efforts to consolidate the team's processes, enhance the tools it uses to analyze credit requests and monitor the performance of their loan portfolios.

She had been the head of development of the Internet banking division and was also the loan officer for loans originated online. She joined Shore Bank in 2000.

The company also promoted Jeff Nicholson to Raleigh City executive of its Gateway Bank and Trust Co., which Hampton bought this year. Though incorporated into Bank of Hampton Roads, Gateway operates under its own name in Virginia and North Carolina.

Nicholson had been the chief risk manager for Gateway since he joined the bank in 2008.

Hampton Roads has $3 billion of assets.


Texas Capital Bank of Dallas has promoted Jim Reynolds to line-of-business manager for real estate banking and Lacy Newman to executive vice president of commercial real estate.

Reynolds will remain an executive vice president of the bank. He had been the executive vice president and relationship manager in the commercial real estate group since he rejoined the $5 billion-asset Texas Capital this year.

Before that he had worked for the investment banking firm Commerce Street Capital LLC since 2007.

Newman had been the senior vice president of commercial real estate since joining Texas Capital this year.


Plaza Bank of Irvine, Calif., has hired Scott Whitfield as the head of its asset-based lending department for the SJC Inc. subsidiary.

Whitfield had worked for Commerce Funding Corp. Before that he managed the asset-based lending department at Bank of Yorba Linda. Earlier he worked for Professional Business Bank as the head of the asset-based lending group, which he created.

Plaza Bank has $159 million of assets.

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