First Vermont Bank, Brattleboro, a subsidiary of BankNorth Group Inc., has promoted James R. Keyes to president and chief executive officer.

He succeeded Robert M. Gillis, who retired Tuesday from those posts and an executive vice presidency at the holding company.

Mr. Keyes, who was First Vermont's executive vice president and senior credit officer, joined it in 1991 as senior vice president and senior commercial loan officer. He came from Bank of Boston, where he was a division executive in corporate banking.

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