PrivateBancorp Inc. of Chicago has hired Kevin M. Killips as its chief financial officer.

Mr. Killips had been the senior vice president, chief accounting officer, and corporate controller for Discover Financial Services since March. Before that he had been an executive vice president, the corporate controller, and the chief accounting officer for North America with LaSalle Bank and its former parent, ABN Amro Holding NV.

Earlier he had been the vice president of finance at Transamerica Corp., where he began as the director of internal audit in 1993.

PrivateBancorp has $9.1 billion of assets.


 First Bancshares Inc. of Mountain Grove, Mo., said D. Mitch Ashlock, a director of the company and its First Home Savings Bank, has joined its audit committee.

Mr. Ashlock has been a director of the $242 million-asset First Bancshares and its bank since 2006.

Before that he had been the president and chief executive officer of First Federal of Olathe Bancorp in Kansas.

MIDDLE ATLANTICSuffolk Bancorp of Riverhead, N.Y., has selected J. Gordon Huszagh to be its president, its chief executive officer, and a director.

Mr. Huszagh was also named a director of the $1.6 billion-asset company's Suffolk County National Bank. He had been the acting president and CEO since last year, succeeding Thomas S. Kohlmann, who had taken a leave of absence because of health reasons, the company said. Mr. Kohlmann officially resigned Monday.

Edgar F. Goodale has succeeded Mr. Kohlmann as the chairman of Suffolk Bancorp. He had been the acting chairman since last year.


 Signature Bank of New York has hired Sandra G. Sapperstein as group director and senior vice president and Stephen Bucki and Mary Gioia as associate group directors and vice presidents.

Ms. Sapperstein was a vice president and business relationship manager for Nassau County at JPMorgan Chase & Co., which she joined when it bought her previous employer, Washington Mutual Inc., in September.

Before joining Wamu, she had been the vice president and business adviser at Greenpoint Bank in Hicksville. She oversaw commercial business banking for eight branches in Nassau County for Greenpoint.

Mr. Bucki and Ms. Gioia were vice presidents and business relationship managers at JPMorgan Chase, which they also joined from Wamu.

Mr. Bucki oversaw new commercial banking business in four Wamu branches in addition to his relationship management duties. Before that he had been the vice president and business development officer in Melville for HSBC Bank.

As a business relationship manager at Wamu, Ms. Gioia was the head of client acquisition. Before that she had been a premier relationship manager for commercial clients and vice president for HSBC in Mineola.

WESTNorthwest Bancorp. Inc. of Spokane has promoted Holly A. Austin to chief financial officer for the company and its Inland Northwest Bank.

Ms. Austin had been a cashier for Inland and the secretary and treasurer of its $388 million-asset parent since 2000. She has worked for Northwest Bancorp. since 1997.

She succeeded Chris Jurey, who died Jan. 10. He had been the CFO for the company and the bank since 1997.


 First Private Bank and Trust, an Encino, Calif., unit of Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc., has hired Michael Winiarski as executive vice president and chief financial officer, Jim Stephen as executive vice president and managing director of wealth management, and Adam Silverman as senior vice president and head of private mortgage banking.

The bank also promoted Caleb Willis to manager of Small Business Administration lending.

Mr. Winiarski had been an executive vice president and the CFO of Security Pacific Bank since 2007.

Mr. Stephen was a first vice president and senior director at Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

Mr. Silverman was a senior vice president at Beverly Hills Financial Group.

Mr. Willis has been a vice president at First Private Bank and Trust since 2007. He joined the $428 million-asset bank in 2004.

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