First Western Bancorp, New Castle, Pa., has named Thomas J. O'Share, its president and chief executive, to also be chairman of the holding company and its First Western Bank.

He succeeds John R. McKinley, who resigned as chairman to pursue other business interests, including the expansion of his two-country restaurant business to nearby markets, First Western.

Mr. McKinley will form and lead a board committee on policy and oversight.

Stephen R. Sant, president of First Western Bank, was also named executive vice president and chief operating officer of the holding company.

Robert H. Young, who is senior vice president-finance, secretary, and treasurer of the holding company, was also named to be its executive vice president and chief financial officer.

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