Camco Financial Corp. in Cambridge, Ohio, has hired Kemper Allison as the director of commercial lending at its Advantage Bank.

He was also named a vice president of the bank and the senior vice president of First Savings Bank of Washington Court House, a division of Advantage.

Mr. Allison was a regional vice president in the business banking division at Cornerstone Bank in Springfield, Ohio. Before that he had been the vice president of the corporate banking division at Bank First National, a division of BancFirst Ohio Corp. in Zanesville. Still earlier he had held a similar job in Columbus at State Savings Bank (now part of Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati).

Camco has $1 billion of assets.

The Minnesota Bankers Association in Minneapolis has selected Mary Ellen Domeier, president of State Bank and Trust Company of New Ulm, to serve a two-year term as the trade group's president.Ms. Domeier has been president of State Bank, a division of Frandsen Financial Corp. in Forest Lake, since 1988. She began her banking career at the bank in 1972 as an executive secretary.

MIDDLE ATLANTICSusquehanna Bancshares Inc. in Lititz, Pa., has promoted William J. Reuter to president and chief executive officer.

He succeeded Robert S. Bolinger, who retired.

Mr. Reuter had been the chairman, president, and CEO of Farmers and Merchants Bank and Trust, a Hagerstown, Md., subsidiary, since 1989, as well as the chairman and president of the company's Susquehanna Bank in Baltimore since 1997. He has relinquished those posts, but no successors have been announced.

The $4.4 billion-asset company also named Gregory A. Duncan its chief operating officer and Drew K. Hostetter its chief financial officer and an executive vice president.

Mr. Duncan has been an executive vice president at Susquehanna for a year. He was the president and CEO of its Greencastle-based Citizens National Bank of Southern Pennsylvania for seven years. Before that he had been a banking officer in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Denver at Mellon Bank.

Mr. Hostetter had been a senior vice president for a year at Susquehanna, which he joined in 1995 as the assistant treasurer. He was promoted to treasurer in 1996.

Before joining the company he had been a senior vice president and the corporate controller for two years at MNC Financial Inc. in Baltimore, which NationsBank Corp., now Bank of America Corp., bought in 1993.

Hudson United Bancorp in Mahwah, N.J., has hired Michael A. Schiavone to run its newly created public sector group in its retail banking division.

He was also named a senior vice president of the $6.8 billion-asset company.

Mr. Schiavone was a senior vice president and the New York manager of public affairs and government banking at First Union National Bank, where he began working in 1994 as a vice president of consumer banking. He has 25 years of banking experience, including management jobs at Chase Manhattan Bank and Fleet Bank.

SOUTHEASTThe Georgia Bankers Association in Atlanta has named E. James Burnsed, the chairman and chief executive officer of Bryan Bank and Trust in Richmond Hill, as its chairman.

He succeeded E.J. "Jud" Vann 4th, president and CEO of Planters and Citizens Bank in Camilla, who remains on the association's board of directors.

Mr. Burnsed was the secretary and treasurer of the association for three years. He has been chairman and CEO of Bryan Bank since he helped establish it in 1989. (Savannah Bancorp Inc. bought Bryan Bancorp of Georgia Inc. in 1998.)

He started his banking career in 1958 at Savannah Bank and Trust Company of Savannah (now part of First Union National Bank).


Sequoia National Bank in San Francisco has hired Mike Sanford, president of Bank of Oakland, as the chief credit officer and a senior vice president.

He reports to Joe Garrett, president of the $35 million-asset bank.

Before joining Bank of Oakland, a subsidiary of Innovative Bancorp in Oakland, Mr. Sanford had been the president of Meridian National Bank in Concord, which Civic Bancorp in Oakland bought in 1990.

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