Community Bank of the Chesapeake in Waldorf, Md., has handed its chief risk officer some serious additional duties.

James Burke became president of the $1.2 billion-asset bank on July 28; he will remain risk chief and an executive vice president, also.

As president Burke is tasked with accelerating business development, raising brand visibility and leading other growth-related moves while continuing to guide risk management.

He "will remain responsible for the efficient and effective management of significant risks and related opportunities, balancing the risk and reward of those opportunities with the bank's strategic objectives and goals," the bank said in a press release Tuesday.

Before joining Community Bank's management team in 2005, Burke served as executive vice president and senior loan officer at Mercantile Southern Maryland Bank in Leonardtown, according to his LinkedIn page.

Community Bank did not immediately respond to questions about whether anyone had previously held the president's job.

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