Wayne Savings Bancshares in Wooster, Ohio, appointed H. Stewart Fitz Gibbon III as president and chief executive of the company and its banking unit.

Fitz Gibbon will succeed Rod Steiger, who is retiring at the end of the year. Fitz Gibbon will assume his new roles on Nov. 3, according to a Thursday press release.

Fitz Gibbon has more than 30 years of experience within the banking industry. He has been with the $414 million-asset company and its subsidiary, Wayne Savings Community Bank, for eight years. He has held a variety of positions, including chief operating officer, chief financial officer, chief risk officer, treasurer and corporate secretary.

Wayne Savings operates 11 banking locations in Ohio.

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