Los Alamos National Bank in New Mexico named community banking veteran John S. Gulas as its next chief executive officer.
Gulas, who has over 26 years of banking and financial services experience, fills the spot vacated by Bill Enloe, who retired in February 2013.
The bank, a subsidiary of Trinity Capital, has assets of more than $1.5 billion and six full-service banking locations in New Mexico. The community bank is currently under a Federal Reserve enforcement order to improve its capital position.
Prior to joining the bank, Gulas was the CEO of Farmers National Banc Corporation until October 2013 when he was fired for an unspecified reason, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission 8-K form. Before his promotion to CEO, Gulas held the title of chief operating officer at Farmers from July 2008 to July 2010.
Gulas also held executive roles with Sky Trust Co., as well as Wachovia and Key Bank.
"John's achievements in community banking are outstanding and I'm excited about the opportunities created by the combination of his leadership and our strong team," said Jerry Kindsfather, the chairman of Los Alamos National Bank and its holding company, said in a press release.