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Rocky Mountain Bank, Chandler, Ariz., has hired Michael S. Morano as vice president of commercial lending.

He will be responsible for developing new client relationships at the bank's new branch in Tempe, Ariz.

Mr. Morano held the same title at Founders Bank of Arizona, Scottsdale, where he was in charge of a $14 million loan portfolio. Earlier he was a bank examiner in Phoenix for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

The $40 million-asset bank also hired Mike Keller as the Tempe branch manager. Mr. Keller had been a branch manager at Valley National Bank, which Bank One Arizona bought.

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