NEW ENGLAND

Abington Savings Bank in Abington, Mass., has promoted two senior officers and added them to its board of directors.

Executive vice president Kevin M. Tierney Sr. was named chief operating officer. He is also a vice president of the bank's parent company, Abington Bancorp.

Senior vice president Robert M. Lallo was promoted to executive vice president. He remains treasurer and chief financial officer of the bank and treasurer of the parent.

Mr. Tierney joined the bank in 1998 as executive vice president from Electronic Data Services Inc. of Morris Plains, N.J., where he had been executive vice president and general manager of the consumer network services division for over a year. He spent the previous 11 years with Salem Five Cents Savings Bank of Salem, Mass.; he was senior vice president of retail banking and operations when he left.

Mr. Lallo joined Abington Savings in 1993 as vice president and treasurer. He has been the bank's senior vice president, treasurer, and chief financial officer for three years. Previously he was an audit manager for seven years at Arthur Andersen LLP in Boston.

Abington Savings Bank has $703 million of assets.


SOUTHEASTImperial Bank's small-business lending division has hired Jeffrey A. Nager and Michael Schwartz to head two new offices in North Carolina.

Mr. Nager will head business development at the Durham office of the California bank; Mr. Schwartz will head business development at the Chapel Hill office. Both were named vice presidents.

Mr. Nager was an assistant vice president for two years at Triangle Bank's government lending department in Raleigh, N.C. Previously he was a business development officer in the small-business lending department at Capital Investment Partners, also in Raleigh.

Mr. Schwartz was a vice president and business development officer of Small Business Administration lending in Chapel Hill for Salt Lake City-based Zions Bank, his employer for five years. Earlier he held a similar position as an assistant vice president at Frontier Bank in Los Angeles.

Imperial Bank, headquartered in Inglewood, Calif., has $7 billion of assets.


MIDWESTSalin Bank and Trust Co. has hired F. Renee Morrison as regional manager for its five banking centers in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Ms. Morrison succeeded Sam Whitton, who became a branch manager. She reports to Laura Ault, vice president and retail division manager.

Ms. Morrison was an assistant vice president and research manager for six years at Bank One Indiana. Previously she was a banking officer at $2.2 billion-asset Norwest Bank Indiana, where she worked for 16 years. She has 22 years of banking experience.

Salin Bank and Trust, headquartered in Indianapolis, has $662 million of assets.


WESTEast West Bancorp has hired Steven C. Canup to fill the newly created post of senior vice president of investor relations and strategic planning.

He will report to Julia Gouw, chief financial officer.

Mr. Canup previously worked in Los Angeles at the Financial Relations Board, which helps publicly traded companies with investor outreach and communication. He also has seven years' experience as an investment banker with the Financial Institutions Group, which helps financial services firms raise capital and put together mergers.

East West Bancorp, headquartered in San Marino, Calif., has $2.3 billion of assets.


Bank of the Sierra in Porterville, Calif., has promoted Jerry Hawkins to vice president and general credit administrator responsible for all credit extended in Kern County. He reports to Charlie Glenn, senior vice president.Mr. Hawkins joined the bank in 1988 as the start-up manager at its Exeter office. In 1994 he opened Bank of the Sierra's Three Rivers office. Before joining the bank he was vice president of corporate banking for four years at Bank of America in Bakersfield, Calif.

Bank of the Sierra has $480 million of assets.

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