Frontier Bank, a two-year-old federal savings bank in Park City, Utah, has named a former football star and a longtime trade association executive as board members.

Merlin Olsen and Paul Schosberg joined $40 million-asset Frontier this month.

Mr. Olsen is a former National Football League lineman and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Since leaving the NFL in 1975 he has worked as a broadcaster, actor, and corporate spokesman.

Mr. Schosberg was president and chief executive officer of America's Community Bankers for the past seven years; he left the post in December. Earlier he was president and chief executive of the New York League of Savings Institutions. He has also been chairman of the New York State Housing Finance Agency board of directors. He has 25 years of banking experience.


Home Savings and Loan Co. in Youngstown, Ohio, has hired David G. Lodge as president and chief operating officer.He succeeds Douglas McKay, who remains CEO and chairman.

Mr. Lodge had been president and chief operating officer of Metropolitan Bank and Trust in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Before joining Metropolitan Bank in 1998 he worked 28 years at Cardinal Federal Savings Bank, which was acquired by Louisville, Ky.-based Great Financial Federal Savings and Loan in 1998. Great Financial has since been bought by Milwaukee-based Firstar Corp.

Home Savings and Loan has $1.1 billion of assets and is owned by United Community Financial Corp.


First Morris Bank and Trust in Morristown, N.J., has hired Dianne O'Donnell and Frank Z. Higley as assistant vice presidents.Ms. O'Donnell oversees consumer and residential products in the consumer loan department. She was a mortgage marketing representative at $6 billion-asset Valley National Bank in Passaic, N.J.

Mr. Higley is a relationship manager and business development officer, focusing on commercial loans in the medical field. He was a vice president in Hackensack, N.J., at $32 billion-asset Summit Bank.

First Morris Bank and Trust has $283 million of assets.


Washington Trust Bank in Spokane, Wash., has promoted John E. Heath 3d to president and chief operating officer.As president he succeeded Peter F. Stanton, who remains chairman and chief executive officer.

Mr. Heath, who had been retail banking manager, has also been named to the board of directors of the $1.5 billion-asset bank. He joined Washington Trust in 1979 and has held several other positions, including market manager for the north Idaho region and commercial lending officer.

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