Webster Financial Corp in Waterbury, Conn., has promoted executive vice president William T. Bromage to the newly created post of senior executive vice president.

The promotion put him in charge of corporate development on an interim basis. Webster is searching for someone to take on those duties for the longer term.

Mr. Bromage, 54, remains head of business banking, a responsibility he has held since joining the bank in 1996. He was promoted to executive vice president in 1997.

Before joining Webster he worked at Aetna Life and Casualty in Hartford, Conn., as a consultant in the real estate division, focusing on credit and risk issues. Earlier he was Shawmut National Corp.'s executive vice president for commercial banking.

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