Robert P. Brecht was appointed executive vice president of First Bancorporation of Ohio and president and chief executive officer of its Peoples Savings Bank subsidiary in Ashtabula.
He succeeds John R. Macso, who was named senior loan officer and senior loan officer and senior credit officer of the holding company, which is based in Akron.
Mr. Brecht began with Peoples in 1986 as manager of the commercial loan department. He was named senior vice president in 1988 and was later promoted to executive vice president.
In his new posts, Mr. Brecht will oversee all operations of Peoples Savings and its 15 branches in Ashtabula, Lake, and Geauga counties.