FirstMerit Corp., Akron, Ohio, has named Austin J. Mulhern as chief financial officer and senior vice president of the company and its FirstMerit Bank.

He was president and chief operating officer of Security First Corp. of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, a community bank holding company that FirstMerit bought Oct. 23.

As FirstMerit's CFO he succeeded Jack R. Gravo. Mr. Gravo had also been executive vice president of administration and finance at FirstMerit Corp.; those titles have been eliminated, but Mr. Mulhern assumed the responsibilities.

Mr. Gravo remains an executive vice president of the holding company and president of its FirstMerit Mortgage Corp.

Charles F. Valentine, who was chairman and chief executive officer of Security First, was named an executive vice president of FirstMerit Corp. and president and CEO of the bank's construction financing division.

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