Texas Capital Bank in Dallas has hired Tim McKinney as its executive vice president in charge of relationship management and private client services. He is based in Fort Worth.

Mr. McKinney was the Fort Worth president and senior bank executive at Bank of America Corp.; he coordinated business development in Tarrant County. Before that he had been the senior vice president and market executive in charge of the lending, fiduciary, and investment management functions in Fort Worth for Bank of America Private Bank.

Texas Capital has $836 million of assets.

Sterling Bancshares in Houston has hired Eugene S. Putnam Jr. as the chief financial officer of the company and its Sterling Bank.Mr. Putnam, who will assume his new duties on Monday, was also named an executive vice president of the $1.9 billion-asset company and its bank.

He was the senior vice president of investor relations and corporate communications at SunTrust Banks Inc. in Atlanta. Before that he had worked for 10 years at Crestar Financial Corp. in Richmond, Va., where he held senior management posts as the director of investor relations and corporate finance, the consumer finance group strategic financial officer, and the product manager in corporate treasury management. He joined SunTrust last year, when it acquired Crestar.

He started his banking career in 1986 as a vice president at the Los Angeles-based First Interstate Bank of California, which Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco bought in 1996.


Great Basin Bank of Nevada in Elko has given Gayl Ford, a commercial loan officer who works on construction, real estate, and business lending, the title of vice president.

Her responsibilities do not change.

Ms. Ford had held the title of assistant vice president since 1999. She joined Great Basin Bank in 1995 as a loan assistant and then became a residential loan officer. Before that she had held similar jobs for eight years in the construction business division at Sacramento Savings and Loan Association.

Mid-State Bank in Arroyo Grande, Calif., has promoted four branch managers - Cathy Nillo-Cachu, Ida Pointer-Gomez, Angelica Gutierrez, and LeRoy Cubbison - to vice president.Their duties did not change. All four were assistant vice presidents.

Since last June Ms. Nillo-Cachu has managed the bank's Nipomo office. Before that she had been the assistant manager of its San Luis Obispo office. Still earlier she had been a loan officer in the Small Business Administration and government-guaranteed loan and corporate banking departments.

Ms. Pointer-Gomez manages the Northside Plaza and Oxnard offices. Before joining Mid-State Bank in 1991 she was a loan officer at City Commerce Bank in Santa Barbara, which Mid-State bought in 1999. Still earlier she had been an assistant vice president of commercial lending in Chatsworth for Security Pacific Corp. of Los Angeles, where she worked for 16 years. (Bank of America Corp. bought Security Pacific in 1992.)

Ms. Gutierrez has managed the North Broadway and Guadalupe offices in Santa Maria since 1998. She joined Mid-State as a teller in 1985, then became a retail banking officer.

Mr. Cubbison manages the Lompoc and Vandenberg Village offices. Before joining Mid-State in 1998, he was a commercial loan officer and branch manager for 24 years at Wells Fargo Bank and its predecessors.

All but Ms. Pointer-Gomez report to John Arellano, senior vice president and office administrator for the $1.4 billion-asset bank's Central Coast region. Ms. Pointer-Gomez reports to Rose Guisinger, senior vice president and district manager of the South Coast region.

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