S&T Bank in Indiana, Pa., has promoted vice presidents D. Kathleen Greenwell and Mark Kochvar to senior vice president.

Their responsibilities do not change.

Ms. Greenwell, now senior vice president of employee services, oversees salary administration, employee relations, training and development, benefits administration, and recruiting. She reports to Edward C. Hauck, executive vice president of administration and planning services.

She joined S&T in 1986, when it bought her previous employer, Homer City State Bank.

Mr. Kochvar, who was named senior vice president of finance, is responsible for treasury activities, asset and liability management, and financial planning. He reports to Robert Rout, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Mr. Kochvar joined the bank in 1992 as an assistant vice president and the manager of financial planning. Before that he had been a financial and business analyst at First Interstate Bank in Los Angeles.

Finger Lakes Bancorp in Geneva, N.Y., has hired Richard J. Harrison as an executive vice president and the chief credit officer of its $325 million-asset Savings Bank of the Finger Lakes.He remains a member of the bank's board of directors, on which he has served since 1997.

Mr. Harrison was the president of Rochester-based United Auto Finance Corp., which has been sold to Chicago-based Premier Auto Finance.

Before that he had been the president of American Credit Services Inc., a subsidiary of Rochester Community Savings Bank, which Charter One Financial Inc. bought in 1997.

He started his 30-year banking career at Security Trust Co. in Rochester, which what is now FleetBoston Financial Corp. bought in 1987.


Manufacturers Bank in Los Angeles has named Edward M. James as manager of its commercial banking division and Sverre Thomassen of its newly created sales and support services division.

They were also promoted to executive vice president.

Mr. James, 45, is responsible for all of the bank's middle-market commercial banking activities which covers seven commercial lending regions and eight branches.

He had been a senior vice president and the commercial banking manager of the Los Angeles region since 1993. Before that he had also been a division administrator and the commercial banking manager of the San Diego office.

He joined Manufacturers in 1986 as a vice president and team leader. Before that he had been the assistant vice president of middle-market commercial lending at Crocker National Bank in San Francisco, where he started his banking career. (Wells Fargo & Co. bought Crocker in 1986.)

Mr. Thomassen, 53, had been a senior vice president and a regional manager since 1993. In his new role he is responsible for the product development, sales support, and direct sales of products in the real estate, marketing and product management, syndication, private banking, international services, and entertainment departments.

He joined Manufacturers in 1992 as a vice president and a senior credit officer. Before that he had been a deputy regional manager and the manager of the Priority Banking department at the San Francisco-based Union Bank of California, where he worked for 11 years.

Both report to Hidekazu Akimoto, chairman, president and CEO.

Manufacturers is a $1.2 billion-asset subsidiary of Sakura Bank Ltd.

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