NEW ENGLAND

Mystic Financial Inc. in Medford, Mass., has promoted Ralph W. Dunham to president and chief executive officer of the company and its Medford Co-operative Bank.

He succeeded John M. O'Donnell, who relinquished the posts for health reasons and became an executive vice president.

Mr. Dunham, 45, had been an executive vice president of the company and the thrift since 1997. He became the company's chief financial officer and treasurer that year and the thrift's CFO nine years earlier.

The $284 million-asset company also gave Deborah A. McNeill the additional responsibility of financial reporting for itself and the thrift. Ms. McNeill, 46, has been the thrift's treasurer and a senior vice president since 1996; she has worked there for 26 years.


MIDDLE ATLANTICCommerce Bank in Cherry Hill, N.J., has hired Donald P. Campbell as the head of its leasing business.

Mr. Campbell had been the chief executive officer of the Berwyn, Pa., leasing company Tokai Financial Services Inc. since 1993. (Japan's Tokai Bank Ltd. sold it to a unit of the Dutch Rabobank in 1999.) He has 30 years of experience in middle-market leasing.

Commerce is a $8.9 billion-asset subsidiary of Commerce Bancorp Inc.


SOUTHEASTRaymond James Bank in St. Petersburg, Fla., has hired William C. Beiler as the chief credit officer.

Mr. Beiler, who was also named an executive vice president of the Raymond James Financial Inc. subsidiary, had been the president and chief executive officer of CNLBank in Orlando since 1997. Before that he had been the chairman and CEO of SouthTrust Bank of Orlando, which has since been consolidated into SouthTrust Bank of Birmingham, Ala.

Raymond James Bank has $875 million of assets.


WESTAmerican River Holdings in Sacramento, Calif., has elected Charles D. Fite as its chairman and that of its First Source Capital equipment leasing subsidiary.

He remains the chairman of American River Bank.

At the $284 million-asset holding company he succeeded Sam J. Gallina. Mr. Gallina remains an executive committee member at the company, the bank, and First Source.

Mr. Fite, who has been a director of the parent company since 1993, is the president of a Sacramento real estate development firm, Fite Development Co.


Bay View Capital Corp. in San Mateo, Calif., has hired John W. Rose as chief financial officer.He succeeded Mark Lefanowicz, who left to pursue other interests, the company said.

Mr. Rose had been the president for 10 years of McAllen Capital Partners, a Hermitage, Pa., financial advisory firm that specializes in bank, thrift, and finance company turnaround investments.

Before that he had been an executive vice president at F.N.B. Corp. in Hermitage; the president of Livingston Financial Group, a Chicago company that invests in small banks; and the chief financial officer at ABN Amro's LaSalle National Bank in Chicago.

He has 30 years of financial management experience, including retail banking, financial institution consulting, and investment banking.

Bay View Capital has $5.1 billion of assets.

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