First United Corp. in Oakland, Md., has named Carissa Rodeheaver chairman and chief executive.

Rodeheaver will succeed William Grant on Dec. 31, the $1.3 billion-asset First United said in a Friday regulatory filing. Rodeheaver is currently president of both First United Corp. and First United Bank & Trust and she will retain those titles after her promotion.

Rodeheaver has worked for First United Bank & Trust since 1992, in a variety of roles. She had been chief financial officer until June, when Tonya Sturm was appointed to the position. Rodeheaver has been a company director since 2012.

Grant has more than 36 years of experience in the banking industry and has been a First United director since 1995.

First United Bank & Trust has 25 branches in western Maryland and West Virginia.

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