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New CEO for Norwood Financial; Eastern Reshuffles Leadership

Plus: Promotions at Northrim, Gateway First, and SchoolsFirst FCU

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New CEO for Norwood Financial; Eastern Reshuffles Leadership

Norwood Financial Corp — The Pennsylvania-based banking group and its subsidiary Wayne Bank have announced James Donnelly as president and chief executive officer, effective as of his first day, anticipated in early May 2022.

Donnelly was previously chief commercial officer at Bangor Savings Bank and has more than 30 years’ experience in the banking sector.

Lewis Critelli, current president and CEO, is to retire during the first half of 2022. He will continue to serve as a director of Northwood and Wayne Bank upon his retirement as CEO.

Eastern Bank — The Boston, Massachusetts-based company has made several appointments to its management committee.

Gregory Buscone is now executive vice president and senior commercial banking officer, having joined from Citizens Bank in 2017. Martha Dean has been appointed executive vice president and senior operations director, having held several operational roles with the group since joining in 2014.

Timothy Lodge, was named president and CEO of Eastern’s insurance subsidiary, Eastern Insurance Group, in January this year. He has worked for Eastern since 2013 in a number of insurance-related roles.

Matthew Osborne is executive vice president and senior commercial banking officer, with responsibility for commercial real estate and community development lending, and has been with Eastern for 24 years.

Northrim BanCorp — Michael Huston has been promoted to president and chief lending officer of Alaska’s Northrim Bank, while Amber Zins has been made executive vice president and chief operating officer. Both appointments are effective as of March 26.

SchoolsFirst FCU — The Californian credit union has changed its executive leadership structure, splitting the roles of president and CEO.

Chief operating officer Jose Lara has been appointed president, while Bill Cheney will continue as CEO. In a statement, SchoolsFirst said the change would help it “better serve the evolving needs of members and team members”.

BarclaysGraham Warner will join Barclays as Americas head of international corporate banking in June, after 13 years at Deutsche Bank. Barclays global co-head of investment banking John Miller said the appointment “clearly demonstrates our commitment to grow our international corporate banking business in the region”.

Gateway First Bank — Gateway, one of the largest banking groups in Oklahoma, has appointed Rob Hoffman and Todd Welch to its management team as vice presidents, commercial lending.

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