Park National Corp., Newark, Ohio, promoted David L. Trautman to president and chief executive officer of its First-Knox National Bank subsidiary in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Mr. Trautman succeeds Carlos E. Watkins, who was named vice chairman. First-Knox elected Mr. Trautman and William T. McConnell, chairman of Park National, to its board. Mr. Trautman was a senior officer at Park National Bank, principal unit of the parent company.

In addition, Park National Bank promoted Steven Wells to vice president. He manages the agent finance department, responsible for sales, origination, and monitoring of consumer loans.

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