Magazine article American Banker

Executive Changes

Magazine article American Banker

Executive Changes

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Unizan Financial Corp. of Canton, Ohio, has made Kim M. Taylor, the chief financial officer of its Unizan Bank, its own CFO as well.

Mr. Taylor came to Unizan in December from Huntington Bancshares Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, which plans to buy Unizan. He had been a business-line CFO at Huntington National Bank since early 2002.

His arrival at Unizan was a homecoming. From August 1996 to April 2002 he had been the CFO of BancFirst Ohio Corp. of Zanesville. UNB Corp. of Canton bought BancFirst in March 2002 and renamed itself Unizan.

Mr. Taylor continues to report to James H. Nicholson, Unizan's chief operating officer and executive vice president. Mr. Nicholson is also the bank's president and chief executive officer.

Huntington agreed in January 2004 to buy the $2.6 billion-asset Unizan for $587 million in stock. Regulatory issues halted the deal, but Huntington has said it will again seek regulatory approval once those issues are cleared up.

First Place Financial Corp. of Warren, Ohio, has hired Paul S. Musgrove as the chief financial officer of the company and its $2.5 billion-asset First Place Bank.

Mr. Musgrove, who was also named a corporate executive vice president at the bank, was a vice president and the director of finance at Ohio Savings Bank, a $13.8 billion-asset thrift in Cleveland. Earlier he had worked for Royal Bank of Canada: as assistant controller from 1996 to 2001; as corporate controller of RBC Centura Banks Inc. of Rocky Mount, N. …

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