City First Bank of D.C. in Washington has hired Dorothy Bridges as its president and chief executive officer.

Ms. Bridges had been the president and CEO of Franklin National Bank of Minneapolis since 1999. Before that she had been the vice president and chief credit officer of the private, not-for-profit Community Reinvestment Fund since 1995.

Earlier she had been a senior consultant for Barefoot, Marrinan & Associates in Columbus, Ohio. She had worked with financial institutions on compliance issues related to the Community Reinvestment Act and the Fair Lending Act.

She will begin her new job Sept. 2, when Edward Furash will retire from the City First Enterprises Inc. unit.

MIDDLE ATLANTICAmalgamated Bank of New York has promoted Barry A. Kipnis to chief operating officer.

Mr. Kipnis was the director of trust operations in the $4.6 billion-asset bank's investment management and custody business. Before joining Amalgamated in 2006, he was a vice president of securities and custody services for Morgan Stanley's global wealth management business.

He succeeded Thomas A. Cahalan, who became the chief of staff to Derrick D. Cephas, the bank's president and chief executive officer.

WESTCapital Corp of the West of Merced, Calif., has hired Richard S. Cupp as its president and chief executive officer and the CEO of its County Bank.

Mr. Cupp was the president and CEO of 1st Century Bank of Los Angeles. Before that he had been the president and CEO of First Bank of Beverly Hills. Earlier he had held a similar position at HF Bancorp.

Capital Corp of the West has $2 billion of assets.

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