WSFS Financial in Wilmington, Del., has reopened its search for a chief financial officer.

Kevin Thompson, who had been selected for the post in November, notified the $6 billion-asset company that he will remain at Zions Bancorp. in Salt Lake City to be near members of his immediate family who were involved an accident shortly after he accepted the WSFS post.

A medical prognosis revealed that full recovery will be difficult and prolonged, WSFS said in a press release Wednesday. "WSFS understands and applauds Kevin's decision to put his family first during this difficult time, and wishes him and his family the very best," the release added.

WSFS's chief corporate development officer, Rodger Levenson, will become interim CFO. WSFS has been looking to permanently fill the post since Steve Fowl left in early 2015 to become CFO at the $3.4 billion-asset Seacoast Banking of Florida in Stuart.

WSFS, founded in 1832 as Wilmington Savings Fund Society, has 53 branches in Delaware and Pennsylvania. WSFS in October completed its acquisition of Alliance Bancorp in Broomall, Pa. In November, the company agreed to buy Penn Liberty Bank in Wayne, Pa.

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