NEW ENGLAND

First National Bank of Ipswich, Mass. has promoted executive vice president Evelyn M. Murphy to president, succeeding Lin Morison, who retired.

She is the first woman president of the 105-year-old bank.

Ms. Murphy started her career at Arlington Trust Co. as a teller, and in 1977 jumped to Bank of Boston's commercial lending division. After a stint in a loan officer development program she joined the bank's transportation lending division, and ultimately became its senior lender and director.

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