NEW ENGLAND

Eastern Bank of Boston has promoted Barbara J. Heinemann, Cynthia C. Merkle, Joseph P. Riley, Nancy H. Stager, and Daniel J. Sullivan to executive vice president.

The five were previously senior vice presidents.

Ms. Heinemann oversees operations, facilities general services, security, management information systems, and e-solutions. She has worked for the $6.8 billion-asset bank since 2001. Before that she was the senior vice president of technology and operations at CambridgePort Bank.

Ms. Merkle is the director of customer service and the compliance and risk department. She has worked for Eastern since 1992, when she joined as the head of mortgage banking.

Mr. Riley is the head of the retail banking and business banking groups. He has worked for the bank since 1994. Before that he was a vice president and direct manager at Fleet Bank.

Ms. Stager is in charge of human resources and is the head of the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation. She has worked for the bank since 1995.

Mr. Sullivan oversees commercial credit, credit risk review, commercial operations, credit training, and managed assets. He is also the chairman of the bank's credit policy and credit committee. Before he joined Eastern in 1996 he was a vice president and commercial relationship manager at Shawmut Bank.


MIDDLE ATLANTICNCB FSB of Hillsboro, Ohio, has promoted Patrick N. Connealy to chief credit officer.

Mr. Connealy is based in Washington. He was a managing director for the corporate banking group that oversees Alaska native and tribal entities, grocery, hardware, and small commerical banking business.

Before he joined the $1.3 billion-asset bank in 1986, he was a supervisory officer for the Farm Credit Administration. Earlier he was an assistant vice president and loan officer at the Farm Credit Bank of Omaha.

He succeeded Chuck Hackman who has retired.


WESTWashington Banking Co. of Oak Harbor has announced Michal D. Cann will retire as president and chief executive officer on Sept. 30.

Mr. Cann has been the president and CEO of the $892 million-asset company since 1996. He was also the president and CEO of Whidbey Island Bank since 1993. He joined the bank in 1992 as an executive vice president.

Jack L. Wagner will succeed Mr. Cann. He has been the president and CEO of Whidbey since 2007.

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