Magazine article American Banker

Executive Changes

Magazine article American Banker

Executive Changes

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MIDDLE ATLANTIC

Commerce Bancorp Inc. of Cherry Hill, N.J., has hired Donald P. Schwartz as the senior lending officer for its New York City market.

Mr. Schwartz was the head of credit and an executive vice president at AmSouth Bank of Birmingham, Ala. Before that he had been the general manager for business banking and an executive vice president at Dime Savings Bank of New York, which Washington Mutual Inc. bought in 2002.

Earlier he had held executive jobs at Fleet Bank and, still earlier, at NatWest Bank, which FleetBoston Financial Corp. bought in 1996. (Bank of America Corp. later bought Fleet.)

SOUTHEAST

Synovus Financial Corp. of Columbus, Ga., has made Loree Link the company's marketing director and promoted her from senior manager to senior vice president.

Ms. Link had been the marketing director for Synovus' financial management services group since joining the company in 2001. She has 18 years of financial services marketing experience.

SunTrust Banks Inc. of Atlanta said Mimi Breeden would become its director of human resources, an executive vice president, and a member of its management committee March 1.

She will report to chief administrative officer David F. Dierker and will succeed Mary Steele, who plans to retire.

Ms. Breeden has been the manager of SunTrust's private wealth management line of business since early last year. Before that she had been SunTrust's institutional trust manager. She joined the company 26 years ago as an analyst in its research and development department.

SunTrust also said Jerome T. Lienhard 2d will become its treasurer and a senior vice president Feb. 21.

Mr. Lienhard had been Freddie Mac's treasurer and a senior vice president until leaving in June to become MBNA Corp.'s treasurer and a senior executive vice president. …

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