PITTSBURGH - Integra Bank said it has appointed Mel Lang regional adviser of its small-business resource group.

Mr. Lang was formerly assistant director of the Small Business Administration's Pittsburgh district.

In his new role, Mr. Lang will be responsible for managing SBA lending for Integra's community banks in Butler, Greensburg, New Castle, Titusville, Sharon, and Warren.

Mr. Lang "brings over 27 years of experience in small business lending and administration to our program. Under his leadership, the SBA achieved the highest loan volume ever in the Pittsburgh District," said Thomas W. Golonski, president of Integra Bank.

As of Sept. 30, Integra had made 139 SBA loans totaling $17.6 million, the bank said.

Integra Financial Corp., the parent company of Integra Bank, has $14.8 billion in assets. It agreed in August to merge with National City Corp., Cleveland.

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