executive James L. Rohrs as president and chief operating officer of its First Federal Savings and Loan.

Mr. Rohrs was business banking product manager for Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio. He began his career in 1974 with Huntington and has held positions as a credit officer, senior lending officer, and regional executive.

At First Defiance he succeeded P. Scott Carson, who resigned in March, the company said. William J. Small, its chairman, president, and chief executive officer, has been First Federal's acting president since then.

First Defiance Corp. has $838 million of assets.

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