First National Bank in DeKalb/Sycamore, a unit of Castle BancGroup of DeKalb, Ill., has promoted executive vice president Timothy A. Struthers to president and chief operating officer.

He succeeded interim president Dewey R. Yaeger, who remains the president and chief operating officer of Castle BancGroup. Mr. Yaeger took the reins at First National last year when its president, James V. Bowers, retired.

Mr. Struthers had been executive vice president of the bank since 1994. He joined it in 1980 and was promoted to vice president in 1990 and senior vice president in 1993.

Castle BancGroup has $510 million of assets.

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