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S.Y. Bancorp Inc. of Louisville has hired Stephen Brown as its senior vice president in charge of developing its Cincinnati market.

Mr. Brown joined the company, which owns the $1.4 billion-asset Stock Yards Bank, from Fifth Third Bank, where he had been a private client services group manager.


First Banks Inc. of St. Louis said Robert S. Holmes would join it June 25 as an executive vice president of the company and the president and chief executive officer of its $10 billion-asset First Bank.

Since March, Mr. Holmes had been a group senior vice president of regional commercial banking at LaSalle Bank of Chicago. Before that he had been the chief administrative officer for the commercial banking division at the ABN Amro Holding NV unit.

From 1996, the year he joined LaSalle, to 2006 he had been the region head for its commercial banking activities in Kansas City, Kan., and Denver.

Earlier he had worked for 11 years at Boatmen's National Bank of St. Louis.


MIDDLE ATLANTICFirst National Bank of Pennsylvania, a $6 billion-asset unit of F.N.B. Corp. of Hermitage, has hired Susan B. Bergen-Painter as its chief marketing officer and a senior vice president.

Ms. Bergen-Painter was the executive vice president of marketing for First National Bank of Chester County, a $900 million-asset unit of First Chester County Corp.

She has 17 years of financial marketing experience.


AmericasBank Corp. of Towson, Md., has hired Eric W. Edstrom as the president of Annapolis Community Bank, a division of its $108 million-asset AmericasBank.

Since 2004, Mr. Edstrom had been the chief operating and financial officer of Whitmore Group, a print and graphic arts company in Annapolis.

Before that he had been a senior vice president of business development at BankAnnapolis, where for several years he worked with Mark H. Anders, now the chief executive of AmericasBank Corp.


WESTFirst Standard Bank of Los Angeles has hired James C. Hong as its chief credit officer and an executive vice president.

Mr. Hong had the same job and title at Center Bank since 2002. Since joining the Los Angeles bank in 1989 he also had been its senior vice president of special assets and consumer loans and the senior vice president of international and corporate lending.

The $151 million-asset First Standard Bank, which opened its doors June of last year, focuses on the Korean community in Los Angeles.


Bridge Bank of San Jose has promoted Jeannine Kao to executive vice president.

Ms. Kao remains the manager of the international banking group, a job she has had since joining the $731 million-asset unit of Bridge Capital Holdings as a senior vice president in 2004.

Before that she had been a senior vice president and the manager of international credit products in Silicon Valley Bank's international division. She began her banking career in 1994 at General Bank of Los Angeles.


Pacific Capital Bancorp of Santa Barbara, Calif., said Joyce M. Clinton would resign as its chief financial officer in August.

Ms. Clinton, who has been commuting from her home in Arizona since taking the job in March of last year, said she wanted to return to the state on a full-time basis.

The company, which owns the $7.4 billion-asset Pacific Capital Bank, said it will begin a search for her successor.

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