Texas Capital Bank, formed last year in Dallas, has hired Steven A. Strunk to lead its private client group as executive vice president.

The group has four offices two in Dallas, one in Fort Worth, and one in Santa Fe, N.M. The bank's parent company, Texas Capital Bancshares, also formed last year, has $200 million of assets.

Mr. Strunk was the New Mexico market executive of the private client group at NationsBank, now Bank of America, his employer for 10 years. He began his career in 1974 as a credit analyst and trust officer for First City National Bank of Houston, now Chase Bank of Texas.

Texas Capital also hired four senior vice presidents for the private client group: Dawna Richter, Gina Volturo, Richard Wyatt, and Lillie Young.

Ms. Richter will be based in Dallas. She has specialized in financing high-end residential and commercial investment properties for several Dallas-area financial services companies.

Ms. Volturo will work from the bank's Tulsa office with clients in Texas and Oklahoma. She came from Citicorp Private Bank, where she worked seven years as a vice president and relationship manager in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Earlier she held the same position at Bank One Texas.

Mr. Wyatt will provide banking and investment services in the Forth Worth area. He came from Citibank Private Bank in Dallas; earlier he was a senior investment consultant with Banc One Securities in Fort Worth.

Ms. Young will work in Dallas, where she was an investment adviser at Lincoln Financial Advisors. Earlier she was a senior vice president at Grubb & Ellis Real Estate in Dallas. MIDWEST

Salin Bank and Trust Co. in Fort Wayne, Ind., has hired Lon W. Messmore as mortgage originator for Fort Wayne, a newly created position.

He will report to Darell Jaggers, community president for the Fort Wayne region.

Mr. Messmore came from National City Bank in Fort Wayne, where he worked three years as a mortgage loan originator. He has 15 years of experience in sales and marketing in Indiana, Kansas, and Illinois.

Salin Bank has $600 million of assets and 30 banking centers in Indiana.

American Chartered Bank in Schaumburg, Ill., has hired Ronald R. Hunt as senior vice president for operations.

Mr. Hunt, 45, was a senior vice president at Harris Bank in Chicago, his employer for 22 years.

He will report to American Chartered's president, Dan Miller.

The bank has $500 million of assets and branches in Palatine, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect, and Bartlett. SOUTHEAST

Singer Asset Finance Co. in Boca Raton, Fla., has hired Andrew S. Hillman and corporate counsel, a newly created position, and a senior vice president.

Mr. Hillman was senior vice president, general counsel. and secretary at J.G. Wentworth Cos. in Philadelphia. Earlier he was a partner in Silverman, Coopersmith, Hillman & Frimmer PC, a Philadelphia law firm.

He is a member of the bank corporate counsel group of Philadelphia's Banking Law Institute. The group provides seminars and publications for its members and local banks.

Mr. Hillman, 47, will report to Robin Shapiro, general counsel for the company.

Singer Asset Finance is a subsidiary of $1.4 billion-asset Enhanced Financial Services Group in New York. WEST

Imperial Bank of Inglewood, Calif., has named senior vice president Michael David to manage the newly formed venture services group in its emerging growth division.

He will report to Richard Casey, president of the special markets division of the $6 billion-asset bank, whose parent company is Imperial Bancorp in Inglewood.

Mr. David joined Imperial a year ago as senior vice president of marketing and business development in the emerging growth division, which is based in Menlo Park, Calif. He came from LeadScan, a privately funded technology company that he had founded. He has 15 years of financial experience.

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