When the board of Kentucky's Trans Financial Inc. this week made Vince Berta president, it formalized the complete makeover the company has experienced in the last six months.

Bowling Green-based Trans Financial on Dec. 16 appointed Mr. Berta president and chief executive of the $1.8 billion-asset bank. Mr. Berta, senior vice president and chief financial officer since 1993, had been chief executive of the bank on an interim basis since Douglas Lester was fired on June 4.

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