Union Bank of California in Los Angeles has hired Robert N. Alpert as a vice president in its community group.
Mr. Alpert will work as a senior product manager and is responsible for consumer and small-business checking programs.
He previously worked as a vice president and senior product manager in the business deposit department of Home Savings of America.
Earlier Mr. Alpert worked as assistant vice president and product manager of small business at BayBank of Boston in Waltham, Mass. Still earlier he worked as a vice president and product manager at California Federal Bank in Los Angeles.
Union Bank is a subsidiary of $32.3 billion-asset Unionbancal Corp., which is mostly owned by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd.