American Express president Alfred Kelly plans to leave the company early next year to pursue a CEO opportunity elsewhere.

O.B. Grayson Hall was named president and COO of Regions Financial. Dowd Ritter remains chairman and CEO, ceding the president's title to Hall three years before his mandatory retirement.

Scott Custer has stepped down as CEO of RBC Bank. The bank's international banking and insurance head Jim Westlake will add Custer's role, to his current duties.

In Federal Reserve banking system moves: Pfizer chairman and CEO Jeffrey Kindler and Loews Corp. chief James Tisch were named to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's board of directors; and Patrick Parkinson was announced as director of the Fed's division of banking supervision and regulation, a post held by Robert Cole until his retirement in August.

The $12.4 billion-asset Sterling Financial in Spokane, Wash., said that Harold B. Gilkey has stepped down as chairman, president and CEO of the holding company and Heidi B. Stanley has resigned as chair and CEO of its Sterling Savings Bank. The company is under orders from the FDIC to "have and retain qualified management."

UBS AG hired former Merrill Lynch executive Robert J. McCann to lead wealth management in the Americas, succeeding Marten Hoekstra.

Ronald E. Logue is retiring as CEO of State Street Corp.

Flagstar Bancorp president and CEO Mark Hammond resigned in October, three months ahead of his planned departure date. He has been replaced by Joseph Campanelli. Chairman Thomas Hammond retired three weeks after his son's exit.

First BanCorp in San Juan, P.R., has promoted Aurelio Aleman to president and CEO.

WSFS Financial of Wilmington, Del., announced that its chairman, Marvin N. Schoenhals, was to become a nonexecutive chairman on Nov. 1.

Superior Bank of Birmingham, Ala., has promoted C. Marvin Scott to CEO and Rick D. Gardner to president.

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