MIDDLE ATLANTIC

AmeriServ Financial Inc. of Johnstown, Pa., has promoted Jeff Stopko and Gary McKeown to executive vice president.

Stopko will remain the chief financial officer, a position he has held since 1997, when the $937 million-asset company was known as USBancorp Inc.

McKeown will remain the chief lending officer, a position he has held since 2003. Before that he was a senior vice president and chief credit officer for Three Rivers Bank.


SOUTHWESTPlainsCapital Bank of Lubbock has hired John Taylor as group president of wealth and investment management and Chris Davenport as a senior vice president.

Taylor was the president of private banking for the global wealth and investment management group in the Southern region at Bank of America Corp. Before that he was the chief operating officer for the group's trust and fiduciary services unit. He will be based in Dallas.

Davenport was a commercial lender for Wachovia Corp. He will be based in San Antonio.

PlainsCapital has $3.9 billion of assets.


MIDWESTHeartland Financial USA Inc. of Dubuque, Iowa, has hired Frank E. Walter as executive vice president of commercial sales.

Walter was the regional president in Rockford, Ill., for JPMorgan Chase & Co. He joined the company when it bought his previous employer, Bank One Corp., in 2004. Before that he was the Rockford chief executive officer for Bank One. Earlier he was its Chicago CEO.

Heartland Financial has $3.6 billion of assets.

 


 New Century Bank, a Chicago unit of NCB Holdings Inc., has hired James Hubbard as executive vice president and senior lender.

Hubbard will also be a director of both the $480 million-asset bank and its parent.

He was the president and chief executive officer of Diamond Bank in Chicago. Before that he was the president and CEO for Chicago at Old Kent Bank and the senior executive vice president and head of corporate banking for its parent company, Old Kent Financial Inc.

Earlier he was a senior vice president and head of commercial banking at American National Bank.

 


 Cole Taylor Bank of Rosemont, Ill., has hired David Ide as a group senior vice president and its treasurer.

Ide was the deputy director of balance-sheet management and economics at ABN Amro Bank NV. Before that he worked for LaSalle Bank. Earlier he was a manager at Boatmen's Bank in St. Louis.

He will report to Randy Conte, the chief financial officer of Cole Taylor, a $3.2 billion-asset unit of Taylor Capital Group Inc.


WESTNara Bancorp Inc. of Los Angeles has rehired Bonnie Lee as its executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Lee left Nara in September to join Shinhan Bank America as its Western regional president. Before that she had been the $2.6 billion-asset Nara's chief credit officer since 2003.

She was promoted to senior vice president in 2000 and retained the job of credit administrator. She joined Nara in 1993 as a vice president and credit administrator.

As the chief operating officer, Lee succeeded Min Kim, who became the president and chief executive officer in 2006.

 


 Wedbush Bank of Los Angeles has hired D. Monique Johnson as a senior vice president and director of marketing and relationship management.

Johnson was a senior vice president and regional manager in Southern California for Security Bank, where she oversaw the Inland Empire and Orange County. Before that she was an executive vice president and the chief banking officer for Private Bank of California.

Wedbush has $58 million of assets.

 


 MetroPacific Bank of Irvine has hired Robert Ross as executive vice president and chief credit officer and Kathryn Perrine as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Ross had been the chief lending officer at Spectrum Bank in Irvine since 1999.

Perrine worked for First Bank and Trust in Huntington Beach for 11 years.

MetroPacific has $80 million of assets.

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