Central Bank and Trust Co. in Lexington, Ky., has hired P. David Burke as the vice president of mortgage lending.

He succeeds Mark Fox, who has been named an assistant vice president of commercial lending. Mr. Burke reports to Doug Johnson, senior vice president of mortgage lending.

Mr. Burke was a commercial loan officer for a year at Firstar Bank in Cincinnati. Before that he was a commercial lender in the Hopkinsville, Ky., area for Mercantile Bancorp. of St. Louis, which Firstar bought in September 1999. He has 29 years of commercial and retail banking experience.

Central Bank is a subsidiary of $865 million-asset Central Bancshares.

MIDDLE ATLANTICFirst Columbia Bank and Trust Co. in Bloomsburg, Pa., has hired Charles T. Kaulfuss to head its new financial services division.

He reports to Robert McCoy, president of the $194 million-asset bank.

Before joining First Columbia, Mr. Kaulfuss was the head of C.T. & Associates Inc., a Bethlehem, Pa., financial services agency that he founded in 1981. He has 25 years of experience in business insurance and estate and financial planning.

Eaglebank in Bethesda, Md., has named Stefanie Boss a vice president and the manager of its Rockville market.She succeeds Frederick Marsden, who is now in charge of the $134 million-asset bank's loan department, and she reports to Thomas D. Murphy, executive vice president.

Ms. Boss had worked in Eaglebank's mortgage division for a year. Before that she held management posts at F&M Bank-Allegiance Inc. in Bethesda.

SOUTHEASTCrescent State Bank in Cary, N.C., has hired Bruce Lawson to head its office in Apex.

Mr. Lawson, who was also named a senior vice president, ran the Apex office of BB&T Corp. of Winston-Salem., N.C. Before that he had been in charge of the Cary office of Southern National Bank of North Carolina. He has 26 years of commercial banking experience.

Crescent, which has $59.5 million of assets, has also appointed Dr. Kevin Atkins; John Christenberry of Apex Accounting; Lisa Garrity of Allstate Insurance; Charlie Holland of Holland Jewelers; George McDonald of Apex Ace Hardware; Staley Smith of Smith and Smith Surveyors; and Randy Walker of Timberline Builders to a newly created Apex advisory board.

WESTSunwest Bank in Tustin, Calif., has hired Chris Walsh to be its president.

He is responsible for the $192 million-asset bank's business development, sales, and marketing efforts.

He succeeds Jim LeSieur, who remains chief executive officer and will focus on strategic issues.

Mr. Walsh was the senior vice president and regional manager of Orange County for a year at California Bank and Trust in Irvine. Before that he had been a vice president of private banking at U.S. Trust Co. in Los Angeles, where he worked for five years. He had also been a regional vice president for Bank of California (now part of Union Bank of California) of San Francisco, where he worked for three years.

He has 20 years of banking experience in Orange County.

Neighborhood National Bank in San Diego has hired Colette McLoughlin as an assistant vice president, loan officer, and the compliance coordinator.She is responsible for originating consumer, commercial, and real estate loans at the $36 million-asset bank.

She was responsible for residential, multifamily, and construction lending at Peninsula Bank of San Diego (which U.S. Bancorp bought this year), where she worked for 20 years.

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