Sky Financial Group Inc. in Bowling Green, Ohio, has promoted Frank J. Koch to president and CEO of its Sky Bank subsidiary and Thomas J. O' Shane to president and CEO of its Mid Am Bank unit.Mr. Koch, 47, is to assume the new posts July 1, succeeding Richard L. Hardgrove who is retiring effective Dec. 31. Mr. Koch is to remain executive vice president and senior lending officer of the holding company, posts that he has held since Citizens Banking Co. merged with Mid Am Inc. to form Sky Financial in 1998. He will continue to work out of Sky Bank's headquarters in Salineville, Ohio, where he has been based for 12 years. He has 25 years of banking experience.
Mr. O'Shane, 52, has been interim president and CEO of Mid Am Bank since Patrick J. Kennedy's resignation in March. Before then, Mr. O'Shane had been a senior executive vice president of Sky Financial Group. He was chairman and CEO of First Western Bancorp, a $2 billion-asset bank holding company in New Castle, Pa., for 10 years before its purchase by Sky Bank in 1999. He has 29 years of experience in financial services. Mr. O'Shane works out of Mid Am's headquarters in Toledo, Ohio.