Firstrust Bank, Philadelphia, has hired Thomas G. Strohm as chief administrative officer, a newly created post.

Mr. Strohm is responsible for support functions including management information systems, human resources, corporate administration, marketing, and operations.

He was an executive vice president of the merger/project office at CoreStates Financial Corp., helping a team of senior managers in the purchase of Meridian Bancorp, Reading, Pa.

Firstrust also promoted Edward D'Ancona to chief banking group officer, from vice president of consumer, mortgage, and commercial lending.

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