National Penn Bank, Boyertown, Pa., has hired Bruce L. Ressler as senior vice president and chief information officer.

He is responsible for information technology, electronic banking, and reengineering. Mr. Ressler had been executive vice president for information technology at Meridian Bancorp, Reading, Pa., where he worked for 21 years.

National Penn also promoted Todd A. Alderfer to senior vice president in the commercial lending department.

Mr. Alderfer joined the bank in 1988 and was region head and vice president of its Pottstown, Pa., commercial loan center. He will head the Doylestown and Pottstown loan centers, as well as expanding the bank's Lansdale, Pa., loan office.

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