Katharine Cowles Floyd has been hired as president and chief executive officer of Bay Bank, a 1999 start-up in Bayley's Corner, Ala., and the bank's parent, BCB Holding Co.

Ms. Floyd was director of financial institutions consulting in Los Angeles for Deloitte & Touche LLP, which she joined nine years ago after working as senior vice president at loan administrator for Sector Bank in Birmingham, Ala.

Earlier she was chief financial officer and a senior vice president at First Financial Bank in New Orleans.

Bay Bank opened Sept. 22 and has $7 million of assets.


Delaware Place Bank in Chicago has promoted Joseph A. Bamonte from senior vice president to executive vice president of its consumer bank.Mr. Bamonte joined Delaware Place in 1997. Earlier he worked at Lake Shore National Bank in Chicago as senior vice president of consumer loans.

Still earlier he was a vice president of collections at LaSalle Northwest National Bank in Chicago. He has 23 years of consumer finance experience.

He reports to James W. Aldrich, chairman and chief executive officer of $137.6 million-asset Delaware Place Bank.

Capitol Bancorp in Lansing, Mich., has hired Michael M. Moran as executive vice president of corporate development, a newly created post.Mr. Moran will be in charge of the company's acquisition strategy and will report to Joseph D. Reid, chairman and chief executive officer.

Mr. Moran was a managing director of financial institutions equity research for Roney & Co., which Raymond James Financial bought from Bank One Corp. last year.

Earlier he was an officer at Michigan National Corp. He began his career at Bank of New York.

Capitol Bancorp has $1 billion of assets and operates 21 community banks.

Cole Taylor Bank in Chicago has made Nancy Keppel and Scott W. Wright branch managers and vice presidents.Ms. Keppel will run the Wheeling, Ill., branch. She joined the bank in 1978 as a teller and became a consumer loan officer in 1985, an assistant vice president in 1988, and sales manager in 1996.

Mr. Wright will manage the Broadview, Ill., branch. He joined the bank last year as a sales manager; earlier he was a retail branch banker at TCF Bank of Oak Brook, Ill.

Both will report to Joseph A. Kirkeeng, group senior vice president of community banking at the $2 billion-asset Cole Taylor Bank.


Mahopac National Bank in Mahopac, N.Y., has promoted Tanya G. Vanasse to senior vice president and manager of its community banking division.Ms. Vanasse will be in charge of branch banking, Internet and phone banking, and marketing.

She had been the marketing manager since joining the bank in October 1998. Earlier she worked two years at Poughkeepsie Savings Bank as a senior manager and marketing director. Still earlier she worked 13 years at Chase Manhattan Bank.

Mahopac National has $177.5 million of assets.


Imperial Bank of Inglewood, Calif., announced last week that two former SierraWest Bank officers have been working in Imperial's small-business lending division.Robert W. Thomason Jr. and Jim Mueller develop government-guaranteed loans for business and real estate acquisitions, new construction, working capital, and machinery and equipment. As at their old jobs, the two men work out of Fresno and are vice presidents and business development officers.

BancWest Corp. bought SierraWest, which was based in Truckee, Calif., in July. Mr. Thomason joined Imperial's newly formed small-business lending division in August, and Mr. Mueller followed in September.

Imperial Bank is a subsidiary of $6 billion-asset Imperial Bancorp. BancWest, which owns California-based Bank of the West as well as First Hawaiian Bank, is 45% owned by Banque Nationale de Paris.

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