Fleet Bank has promoted Lucia DiNapoli Gibbons to president of its New Jersey unit, where she is in charge of middle-market and corporate banking. She is the first woman to hold this post at Fleet Bank.

Ms. Gibbons was senior vice president of middle-market lending. She joined Fleet in 1996 after a year as an originator at New York-based IBJ Schroder Bank & Trust. Earlier she worked at Chemical Bank and National Westminster Bank. She has 15 years of banking experience in New Jersey.

Fleet Bank is a subsidiary of Boston-based FleetBoston Corp. Fleet's retail operations report to the Boston headquarters, and the presidents of units such as Fleet Bank New Jersey are in charge of commercial banking.


Summit Bank in Princeton, N.J., has hired Timothy T. Gannon to be senior vice president in charge of its new Melville, N.Y., office, its first on Long Island.Mr. Gannon was a senior vice president and head of the asset-based lending division of $1 billion-asset Sterling National Bank in New York. Earlier he worked at Chemical Bank, a predecessor of Chase Manhattan Bank.


Bank of the West in San Francisco has promoted Kathy D. Schueler to senior vice president.Ms. Schueler, a foreign exchange officer, joined the bank 21 years ago and had been a vice president for 12 years.

The bank also hired Terry J. Lerud and Timothy D. Loomas to be vice presidents.

Mr. Lerud will be a marketing portfolio officer in the Reno business banking region. He was a vice president and relationship manager at Bank of America's Reno office, in which had worked since 1981.

Mr. Loomas will be a market research manager in the marketing department. He was an assistant vice president at Union Bank of California, which he joined in 1996.

Bank of the West is a subsidiary of Honolulu-based BancWest Corp. which also owns First Hawaiian Bank and is 45%-owned by Banque Nationale de Paris.

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