Washington Federal Taps Chief Exec Of Acquisition For Senior Post

Washington Federal Inc. in Seattle has named Patrick F. Patrick as executive vice president.

He was president, chief executive, and a director of Seattle's Metropolitan Bancorp., which Washington Federal bought last month for $66 million in stock.

Mr. Patrick will also be a member of Washington Federal Inc.'s executive management committee.

The company, parent of Washington Federal Savings, also elected two Metropolitan Bancorp. directors to its own board.

John F. Clearman was Metropolitan's vice chairman and used to be president and chief executive of NC Machinery Co.

H. Dennis Halvorson had been director of regulatory affairs at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle from 1987 to 1989 and president and chief executive of United Savings Bank in Tacoma from 1978 to 1987.

MIDWEST

Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, has promoted assistant vice president K. Douglas Compton to vice president in its Dayton-based commercial lending group.

Mr. Compton, who joined the bank in 1989 as a private banking officer, will oversee the bank's large commercial lending group and be responsible for developing business relationships in the Miami Valley market.

The bank also promoted David A. Rice 2d to vice president. Mr. Rice, who joined the bank in 1990 as a computer programmer, was an assistant vice president. He remains systems manager for the mortgage loans and collections group.

Fifth Third Bank is the lead bank of Fifth Third Bancorp.

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

ABN Amro Bank NV has promoted David A. Mandell to leadership of the chemicals and natural resources group in the New York branch of ABN Amro North America, Chicago.

He will retain responsibilities for southern New England companies in chemical, forest products, and power generation.

Mr. Mandell was promoted from vice president to group vice president and was elected a director of the Dutch bank's Chicago subsidiary. He will also join the extended management committee of the New York branch.

Before coming to ABN Amro, he was an assistant vice president in Irving Trust Co.'s aerospace division from 1985 to 1989.

In addition, Fred G. Gennari was promoted to senior vice president in the audit division of ABN North America. Mr. Gennari, who was vice president and deputy auditor of the company's European American Bank, will act as division manager of audit activities for it and other Amro units in the New York City area.

SOUTHEAST

National Commerce Bancorp., Memphis, has elected supermarket executive G. Mark Thompson as a director.

He will also join the board of the $4 billion-asset company's lead bank, National Bank of Commerce, Memphis. The bank is known for innovative in- store banking systems.

Mr. Thompson is the president of the Nashville marketing area of Kroger Co., a regional supermarket chain. He was already a director of National Commerce's Nashville and Knoxville units.

David L. Bowlin, Scott P. Ledbetter, and Phillip H. McNeill Sr., were also elected directors of the Memphis bank.

Mr. Bowlin is executive vice president and director of the South region of Sedgwick James Inc., which provides consulting in risk management, insurance brokerage, and employee benefits. He is also president of Sedgwick James of Tennessee Inc. and Sedgwick James of Florida Inc.

Mr. Ledbetter is the founder and chairman of SPL Corp. and Ledic Management Group Inc. Both specialize in multifamily real estate investments throughout the Southeast.

Mr. McNeill is president and owner of McNeill Investment Co., a mortgage banking and real estate sales and leasing company. He is also chairman of McNeill-Sullivan Hospitality Corp., which develops and manages hotels.

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