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Service Bancorp MHC of Medway, Mass., has hired Edward A. Hjerpe 3rd as the interim chief executive officer of the holding company and its Strata Bank.

Mr. Hjerpe had been a senior vice president of Webster Financial Corp. in Waterbury, Conn., and the president and chief operating officer of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island divisions of Webster Bank since 2004, when the company bought his previous employer, FirstFed America Bancorp Inc.

Before that he had been the chief operating officer and the chief financial officer of FirstFed and its First Federal Savings Bank of America in Swansea, Mass., since 1997. Earlier he had been the executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston since 1992.

Service Bancorp has $414 million of assets.


MIDWESTPrivateBancorp Inc. of Chicago has hired Bernie Lacayo as managing director and head of loan syndications.

Mr. Lacayo was a senior vice president at Charter One Bank in Chicago. He had helped Charter develop its Illinois middle-market business in 2005. Before that he had worked in the general industries business of LaSalle Bank and had led the establishment of its food group.

PrivateBancorp has also hired Robert G. Long as an associate managing director in the commercial banking group of its PrivateBank Georgia.

Mr. Long was a senior commercial relationship manager at Regions Bank. He will be based in Norcross.

PrivateBancorp has $7.5 billion of assets.


SOUTHEASTBBU Bank of Coral Gables, Fla., has hired Rafael Saldana as its president and chief executive officer.

Mr. Saldana was the president of R-G Crown Bank in Orlando. Before that he had been a first vice president and adjunct commercial director at R-G Crown, which Fifth Third Bank bought last year.

Earlier he had been chief marketing officer of Hispanic markets for Capital One Corp. in Tampa.

BBU Bank has $126 million of assets.


SOUTHWESTFirst Financial Bankshares Inc. of Abilene, Tex., has hired Randy K. Christian as its senior vice president of marketing and advertising.

Mr. Christian was the president and chief executive officer of RC&P Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations.

First Financial has $3.1 billion of assets.

 


 Native American Bank of Denver has hired David M. Gilman as its president and chief executive officer.

Mr. Gilman had been the chairman and CEO of First National Bank of Colorado since 1998. He joined First National in 1997 as its president. Before that he had been an executive vice president and the chief credit officer of Weststar Bank in Vail.

Earlier he had been the president and CEO of Colorado National Bank in Aspen.

Native American Bank is a $106 million-asset unit of Native American Bancorp. Co.

 


 United Western Bancorp Inc. of Denver has hired Paul E. Maxwell as the chief executive officer of its Sterling Trust Co., an administrative trust subsidiary.

Mr. Maxwell had been an executive vice president and the chief operating officer of Trust Administration Services Corp. of Carlsbad, Calif., since 1999.

He will succeed Paul Skretny, who resigned after holding the CEO title since 1993. Mr. Skretny will remain with Sterling Trust as an adviser.

United Western has $2.1 billion of assets.


WESTCommunity Bancorp of Las Vegas has hired Robert McAuslan as its executive vice president and chief credit officer.

Mr. McAuslan was the executive vice president and senior credit officer at Compass Bank in Phoenix. At Compass, he oversaw the special assets and real estate owned functions for the Western region. Before that he had been the executive vice president and chief credit officer for Home Savings of America in Irwindale, Calif.

Earlier he had worked for Citigroup Inc. in various lending and risk management roles in New York and Phoenix.

Community Bancorp has $1.7 billion of assets.

 


 Community Bank of Pasadena, Calif., has promoted David P. Malone to president and chief executive officer.

Mr. Malone was the chief operating officer and the chief financial officer at the $2.3 billion-asset bank, which he joined in 1998.

Community Bank also promoted Kent W. Stevens to executive vice president and chief credit officer. He has worked for Community since 1988, most recently as the interim chief credit officer and regional division manager.

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