Century Bank and Trust Co., Medford, Mass., a subsidiary of Century Bancorp, elected Jonathan G. Sloane to be president and chief operating officer.

He is to assume the post Jan. 1, succeeding George F. Swansburg. Mr. Swansburg announced his retirement, effective March 31, and was elected vice chairman for the interim.

In November 1992 Century Bancorp consolidated its Century North Shore Bank and Trust and Century Bank/Suffolk into Century Bank and Trust. Mr. Swansburg, president of Century North Shore Bank since 1984, became president of Century Bank and Trust.

Mr. Sloane, who was senior executive vice president at Century Bank, had been president and chief executive officer of Century Bank/Suffolk. He is the son of Marshall M. Sloane, founder, chairman, and CEO of $567.9 million-asset Century Bancorp.

MIDWEST

Gateway National Bank, St. Louis, hired Donnell Reid to be president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1.

He is to succeed Sharnia "Tab" Buford, who will head a newly established national financial services company. Mr. Buford has not yet named his company.

Mr. Reid retired in July as vice president of marketing in the private banking division of Mercantile Bancorp., St. Louis. He had also been president and treasurer of Mercantile Community Development Corp. and a regional manager in charge of 19 branches.

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

Lockport Savings Bank in New York hired Diane Allegro to be senior vice president of retail banking.

Ms. Allegro was a vice president of retail sales and delivery systems at Rochester Community Savings Bank, where she managed 37 branches, phone banking, and insurance and investment products. Charter One Financial, Cleveland, bought Rochester Community and its parent RCSB Financial on Oct. 3.

Before that she had been a regional sales manager in New York City for the 31 branches there of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Rochester.

SOUTHWEST

Provident Bank, Dallas, which changed ownership last year, elected Edward B. Tomlinson 2d chairman of the board of directors and installed four other new directors.

Mr. Tomlinson is president and chief executive officer of Tomlinson-Leis Corp., a Dallas-Fort Worth real estate and property management company. A group of Dallas investors with Mr. Tomlinson bought Provident from James Thompson in November 1996. Mr. Thompson, who had been chairman and president, retired in July.

They other new directors are:

Fritz W. Heinke, who has been president and CEO of Provident Bank since early July. He succeeded Mr. Thompson as president. Before that, Mr. Heinke had been CEO of Riverside National Bank, Arlington, Tex., from 1988 until Banc One Corp. bought it in 1996. Earlier he was CEO of National Bank of Grand Prairie, Tex., from 1977 to 1988.

John Zapotocky, who is vice president, chief operating officer, and general manager of Pacific Rim Land Inc., a Hawaiian real estate development and investment company.

Kyle L. Thompson, who is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Victoria Gas Corp., Dallas, an oil and gas company.

Roy J. True, senior partner in True & Sewell, a Dallas law firm.

WEST

Professional Bancorp, Santa Monica, Calif., hired H. Melissa Lanfre to be senior vice president and chief financial officer, as well as CFO for its lead subsidiary, First Professional Bank.

She succeeded Christopher Chan who left the bank in June for Preferred Bank, Los Angeles.

Ms. Lanfre had been vice president and CFO of Harbor Bancorp, Long Beach, and senior vice president and CFO of its Harbor Bank.

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