Newmil Bancorp, New Milford, Conn., has named president Francis J. Wiatr as chairman of the $323.1 million-asset company and its New Milford Savings Bank.

He succeeded Anthony J. Nania, who retired Sept. 1 to devote more time to his law practice and his duties as chief executive officer of Geer Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Wiatr was also named to the newly created position of CEO at Newmil Bancorp. He remains president of the company and president and CEO of its bank.

Newmil Bancorp also elected Joseph Carlson 2d and Betty F. Pacocha as directors. Mr. Carlson is the retired vice chairman and chief financial officer of Center Financial Corp.

Ms. Pacocha is executive vice president and secretary of New Milford Savings and secretary of Newmil Bancorp. She is responsible for the management and supervision of all deposit-related operations and customer service functions.

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