OptimumBank Holdings in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has appointed a former Florida credit union CEO, John H. Clifford, to its board.

The $123 million-asset holding company said Clifford, former president and CEO of Coastline Federal Credit Union in Jacksonville, Fla., was also named a director of its OptimumBank unit.

Clifford became Coastline's president and chief executive in January 2012, according to Credit Union Journal. Previously he was president of Bank of Fall River in Massachusetts.

"The appointment of Mr. Clifford is an important step towards our commitment to strengthen the directorates of both the company and the bank," Moishe Gubin, the company director and bank chairman, said in a press release Monday.

Clifford was appointed after Norman Ginsparg resigned from the bank's board "for personal reasons," the company said.

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