Citizens Community Bancorp Inc. of Eau Claire, Wis., has promoted Timothy J. Cruciani to president.

Cruciani has been an executive vice president with the $553 million-asset company since 2004. He will succeed James G. Cooley as president.

Cooley was removed as president, chief executive and member of the board of the Citizens Community Federal subsidiary Sept. 30, the company said.


First Chester County Corp. of West Chester, Pa., has hired Sheryl S. Vittitoe as chief financial officer of its First National Bank of Chester County.

Vittitoe was the regional managing director for the Middle Atlantic at Accume Partners LLC, an audit and compliance firm. Before that she was a senior vice president and audit director for Sovereign Bank.

First Chester County has $1.4 billion of assets.

Bank of Georgetown in Washington has hired Timothy Veith as its chief lending officer.

Veith was a senior vice president, regional banking and area manager at BB&T Corp. in Washington. Before that he was the president and chief executive officer of Equitable Bank in Wheaton, Md., for 10 years.

Bank of Georgetown has $358 million of assets.


BankUnited of Coral Gables, Fla., has hired Nicholas G. Bustle as a senior executive vice president of commercial banking.

Bustle was the city president of Miami at SunTrust Bank. Before that he was a middle-market team leader and earlier he was a commercial lender and assistant credit manager. He had worked for SunTrust for 20 years.

BankUnited has $11.2 billion of assets.

United Security Bancshares Inc. of Thomasville, Ala., announced the retirement of Larry M. Sellers, its vice president and secretary.

Sellers has also retired as senior executive vice president, secretary and chief administrative officer of the $684 million-asset company's First United Security Bank. He had been the vice president and secretary of the company since 1987 and had been with the bank since 1984.


California United Bank in Encino has hired Karen Schoenbaum as an executive vice president and its chief financial officer.

Schoenbaum was executive vice president and interim chief financial officer at Premier Bank in Los Angeles. Before that she had been executive vice president and CFO since 2001 at California National Bank. From 1997 to 2001 she was executive vice president, interim chief financial officer and chief information officer at Pacific Century Bank.

California United has $426 million of assets.

Presidio Bank of San Francisco announced that its president, Stephen G. Heitel, will take on the additional job of chief executive.

Heitel joined the $213 million-asset Presidio in 2008 when his previous employer, Greater Bay Bancorp, was sold to Wells Fargo & Co. He had been the president and CEO of Greater Bay's Mid-Peninsula Bank subsidiary in Palo Alto, Calif. Before joining Greater Bay, Heitel was head of commercial banking for the Bay Area at Bank of America Corp.

Heitel will succeed James R. Woolwine, who will remain chairman of the board.

City National Bank of Beverly Hills has hired John Wilcox as a senior vice president and banking manager for the region including North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City and Mindon.

Wilcox was the president of commercial banking for Irwin Union Bank in Columbus, Ind. Before that he was the western region executive for Irwin Union.

City National has $17 billion of assets.


ViewPoint Bank of Plano, Texas, has hired Kelly Palmer as a senior vice president and director of business banking.

Palmer was a senior vice president of lending at North Dallas Bank and Trust since 2001. Before that he worked for Independent National Bank.

ViewPoint has $2.2 billion of assets.

NexBank of Dallas has hired Tish Ashley as vice president of its residential mortgage division.

Ashley is the founder of The Funding Source, a residential mortgage firm with a large business in north Texas, which she had directed and where she had also been a loan counselor since 1997.

NexBank has $560 million of assets.

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