Signature Bank, Bad Axe, Mich., has promoted Gerry J. Smith to president, chief executive officer, and director.

He succeeded Thomas G. Ouellette, 63, who was named vice chairman.

Mr. Smith, 39, had been executive vice president and chief operating officer since joining Signature Bank in 1995. He previously had been community bank president at First of America Bank in Monroe, Mich.

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