North Shore Bank of Brookfield, Wis., has promoted Jay F. McKenna to executive vice president and chief operating officer and Andrew S. Wallach 3rd to chief financial officer.

McKenna was a senior vice president and the chief financial officer and treasurer for the $1.8 billion-asset bank. He joined the bank in 1999.

Wallach was a senior vice president. He has worked for North Shore since 1984.


CNB Financial Corp. of Clearfield, Pa., has named Joseph B. Bower president and chief executive. Bower is a director and secretary of the $1 billion-asset company and has been a director, an executive vice president and the chief operating officer of its CNB Bank since 2004. He joined CNB in 1997 as a senior vice president as the chief financial officer for the bank and the treasurer for the company.

He succeeded William F. Falger, who retired as president and CEO on Dec. 31.

Amalgamated Bank of New York has hired James T. Freel as a senior vice president and its chief real estate officer.

Freel was a senior vice president in KeyBank's asset recovery group. Before that he was a senior vice president in the income recovery group. Earlier he was a senior vice president and senior regional manager of the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region for HSBC Bank.

Amalgamated has $4.7 billion of assets.

Thomaston Savings Bank in Connecticut has promoted Stephen L. Lewis to president and chief executive.

Lewis had been the $592 million-asset bank's interim chief information officer since 2008. Before joining Thomaston in 2006 he had been a supervisory examiner in the division of supervision and consumer protection at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. since 1991.

Gold Coast Bank of Islandia, N.Y., has hired Gary N. Lombardi as a senior vice president of commercial lending.

Lombardi was a senior vice president and market manager for New York at First Trade Union Bank. Before that he was a vice president for small-business lending in Nassau and Suffolk counties at Washington Mutual Inc.

Gold Coast Bank has $87 million of assets.

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