Middlesex Savings Bank in Natick, Mass., has promoted a senior banker to chief commercial banking officer.

The $4.2 billion-asset mutual thrift named Thomas Farley to the post on Tuesday, according to a news release. Farley succeeds Michael McAuliffe, who was promoted in September to president and successor-in-waiting to Chief Executive John Heerwagen.

Both Farley and McAuliffe previously worked for the $105 billion-asset Citizens Financial Group in Providence, R.I.

Farley was credit officer for Citizens' banking group in Massachusetts before leaving in 2014 to join Middlesex as senior credit officer with oversight of credit analysis, managed assets and secondary markets.

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