Franklin Smith, a 33-year employee of American Banker and the longtime author of the Executive Changes column, died Tuesday in Asheville, N.C., after a long illness. He was 53 years old.

Mr. Smith joined the Banker in May 1963 as an editorial assistant, and he later worked as a reporter and editor of the paper's Personal Interest page.

Limited Time Offer

Save $400 off your subscription. Special offer ends April 30, 2017.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.