UMB Financial Corp. in Kansas City, Mo., promoted the president of its asset management unit to head its St. Louis bank.

The $9.2 billion-asset company announced Thursday that W. Thomas Chulick, 53, has been named chairman and chief executive officer of UMB Bank St. Louis, succeeding Peter J. Genovese, who is to remain vice chairman of the holding company. Mr. Chulick, a St. Louis native, will continue to head UMB Asset Management, overseeing private banking and personal trust services for the St. Louis region.

UMB also announced that David H. Naunheim, 53, has been promoted to president and chief lending officer at UMB Bank St. Louis, reporting to Mr. Chulick. He had been the bank's president of commercial banking.

Both Mr. Chulick and Mr. Naunheim joined UMB in July 2007. The St. Louis bank's executive management team also includes Gail Sneed, 42, its senior vice president of consumer banking.

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