First Financial Bancorp, Hamilton, Ohio, has promoted Rick L. Blossom to senior vice president and chief lending officer. Mr. Blossom joined the holding company in 1990 as senior vice president.

Mr. Blossom was also promoted to executive vice president and chief lending officer for the company's largest affiliate, First National Bank of Southwestern Ohio.

Also, Brian D. Moriarty has joined the holding company as senior vice president, human resources. Michael R. O'Dell has been promoted to senior vice president, chief financial officer and secretary of the holding company. Previously, Mr. O'Dell was controller.

Joseph M. Gallina has been promoted to controller. Mr. Gallina joins the company's affiliate in southwestern Ohio as first vice president for accounting and financial control.

Michael T. Riley has joined the management team as senior vice president of the bank and holding company. Previously, he was regional marketing and business development officer for BancOhio National Bank, Springfield.

Richard E. Weinman has retired as executive vice president, chief financial officer, and secretary/treasurer of the holding company.

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