Bar Harbor Bankshares in Maine has promoted Gerald Shencavitz to chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

He had been the senior vice president of operations and information systems at its Bar Harbor Banking and Trust Co. for three years.

Mr. Shencavitz has 26 years of financial services experience. He held senior management jobs for 11 years at Peoples Heritage Financial Group Inc. (now Banknorth Group Inc.) in Portland and for six years at Long Island Trust Co. in Garden City, N.Y. (which Bank of New York Co. bought in 1987). He started his career at KPMG Peat Marwick in New York.

Bar Harbor has $436 million of assets.


The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has hired Douglas Tillett as the vice president in charge of strategic media and external affairs.

Mr. Tillett was the assistant vice president of public information since 1997 at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he was also the corporate secretary for a year. Before that he had been the vice president of public relations for the National Association of Life Underwriters in Washington.

He had also been the director of information at the Small Business Administration and the director of public affairs at the Department of Justice.

He started working in Washington in 1986 as a senior account executive at Bailey, Deardourff & Associates, a political advertising firm. Still earlier he had been the director of public affairs for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General in Harrisburg. Before that he had been the director of the media center at the University of Maryland's Baltimore campus.

The North Dakota Bankers Association in Bismarck has elected Scott J. Swenson, the president of McKenzie County Bank in Wartford City, as its own president.

His term runs through June 2002.

Mr. Swenson helped form his bank in 1982 and has been its president for 17 years. Before that he had been a consumer and commercial lender at First National Bank in Grand Forks (now Alerus Financial), where he worked for eight years.

He has 25 years of banking experience.


The Tennessee Bankers Association in Nashville has elected Kenneth W. Plunk as chairman for the 2001-2002 term.

He succeeded Stan Puckett, president and CEO of Greene County Bank in Greeneville.

Mr. Plunk is Union Planters Bank's Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky executive. Earlier he was the Midwest region group manager for a year. He joined the bank, the principal subsidiary of Union Planters Corp., in 1987 as president of its community bank group.

Still earlier he was a principal based in Memphis and Washington at the law firm of Borod & Huggins.

The bankers association also elected Keith Allen Ketterman as 2001-2002 vice chairman. He succeeded Ed C. Loughry Jr., chairman and CEO of Cavalry Banking in Murfreesboro, who was named 2001-2002 president.

Mr. Ketterman is president, vice chairman, and CEO of National Bank of Tennessee in Newport, his employer since 1984. Earlier he worked for First American National Bank of Iuka, Miss.


West Coast Bancorp. in Lake Oswego, Ore. has named Xandra T. McKeown as executive vice president of business banking.

Her responsibilities do not change. Ms. McKeown joined the $1.4 billion-asset company last year as its manager of business banking and commercial real estate activities.

She reports to Robert D. Sznewajs, president and CEO.

Business Bank of Nevada in Las Vegas has promoted Michelle Scalzo, the loan operations supervisor in its credit department, to an assistant vice presidency.

Ms. Scalzo has held the same job since joining the $190 million-asset bank in 1999. Before that she worked as a loan processor for three years at BankWest of Nevada in Las Vegas. Still earlier she worked at Nevada State Bank in Las Vegas for 10 years as a teller, a new accounts representative, and a loan processor.

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