C. French Yarbrough, formerly senior credit officer and lending division head for Jefferson Bancorp, Miami Beach, has left the bank holding company to assume the presidency at Coconut Grove Bank, Miami.

He succeeds Gus Harrison Jr., who has become chairman and continues as chief executive officer.

A.D. Harrison became chairman emeritus and Kip Rabin vice chairman.

Mr. Yarbrough began his banking career in 1969 at Miami's Southeast Bank as a trainee in the commercial lending department. In 1989 he was named senior vice president in charge of the credit administration division.

He left Southeast in 1991 to joined Jefferson Bancorp.

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