First Western Trust Bank in Denver has hired Christian Lewis as president of its Cherry Hill branch.

Lewis was a vice president in the private client group at U.S. Bank. Before that he was a branch manager at Commercial Federal Bank.

First Western Trust has $484 million of assets.

Community Bank Partners Inc. of Denver has hired Wayne A. Marty as president of bank operations and Matthew Lamb as director of retail banking.

Marty had been the president of TCF Bank since 1999 and the chief executive officer of the bank from 1997-2002.

Lamb was an executive vice president and director of retail banking for TCF Bank.


BankUnited of Coral Gables, Fla., has hired Robert Hummel as senior vice president of commercial real estate and Mark Bagnoli as executive vice president and chief auditor.

Hummel was the manager of the real estate finance group for the southern Florida region at SunTrust Bank, where he had worked since 1984.

Bagnoli was an executive vice president and the chief risk officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Before that he was a senior vice president of the corporate audit division at JPMorgan Chase.

BankUnited has $11.2 billion of assets.


Ridgewood Savings Bank in New York has promoted Peter Boger to president and chief operating officer and Geraldine Brennan to senior vice president.

Boger was also elected to the board of trustees. He has worked for Ridgewood since 1999.

Brennan will remain a loan auditor. She was a vice president and has worked for the bank since 2002.

Ridgewood has $4.3 billion of assets.


Sterling Bancshares Inc. of Houston has promoted Bob S. Smith to executive vice president and chief credit officer for Sterling Bank.

Smith was a senior lender at the $4.8 billion-asset Sterling, where he has worked since 2000. Before that he worked in the community banking division of First Southwest Co.


Central Bancshares Inc. of Muscatine, Iowa, has hired Gregory J. Kistler as its president and chief executive.

Kistler was the chairman, president and CEO of Farmers and Mechanics Bank in Galesburg, Ill. Before that he worked for BankOne Corp.

Central Bancshares has $610 million of assets.

Salin Bank and Trust Co. of Indianapolis has hired Ray Gusky as an executive vice president and its chief financial officer and director of risk management.

Gusky was a first vice president at Irwin Financial Corp. Before that he was a senior vice president at Union First Bank of Indianapolis.

Salin Bank has $775 million of assets.

Level One Bank of Farmington Hills, Mich., has hired David C. Walker as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Walker had been a group vice president of GMAC Inc., where he worked for 24 years, the last seven of which he also spent as chief financial officer for GMAC's mortgage group.

Level One has $170 million of assets.

Bankers' Bank of Madison, Wis., has hired John R. Konkle as a first vice president and lending officer and Linda Lease as an assistant vice president and senior credit analyst.

Konkle was a senior vice president and marketing manager for Indiana at Independent Bankers Bank where he worked from 2006 until December of last year. Before that he was a vice president and credit reviewer at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Indianapolis. He joined JPMorgan Chase in 2004 when it bought his previous employer, BankOne, which took over American Fletcher Corp. in 1984. Konkle began his career at American Fletcher in 1979.

Lease had been a credit analyst at Independent Bankers Bank in Springfield, Ill., since 2008.

Before that she had been the treasurer for Carmel Clay Schools in Indiana since 2005.

Bankers' Bank has $420 million of assets.

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