Magazine article American Banker

James Blume Named CFO at Patriot of Pennsylvania

Magazine article American Banker

James Blume Named CFO at Patriot of Pennsylvania

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Patriot Bank Corp. in Pottstown, Pa., has promoted James G. Blume to chief financial officer of the holding company and its Patriot Bank.

Mr. Blume succeeded Richard A. Elko, who is now president of BankZip.com, Patriot's community banking Internet alliance.

Mr. Blume joined the company in 1996 as manager of the accounting department. He was promoted to controller in 1997 and to corporate controller last January. Earlier he was a senior staff accountant at Sovereign Bank.

Patriot Bank Corp. has $1.1 billion of assets.

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BankAtlantic Bancorp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has hired James A. White to be executive vice president and chief financial officer of the company and its bank.

Mr. White was chief financial officer of $8 billion-asset BOK Financial Corp. in Tulsa, Okla. Earlier he was president and chief executive officer of First National Bank of Tulsa and, before that, was assistant treasurer of NCNB Corp. in Charlotte, N.C., a predecessor of Bank of America Corp. Mr. White has 25 years of banking experience.

BankAtlantic has $4 billion of assets.

IberiaBank in New Iberia, La., has hired Michael J. Brown for the newly created post of president of its New Orleans market and chief credit policy officer for the bank, and it hired Deneen Gross to be senior vice president and operations manager.

Mr. Brown was a capital markets specialist at Bank One Corp. Earlier he was chief credit officer for the commercial line of business in Bank One's Louisiana region. Before that he was a senior vice president and manager of credit and client services at First Commerce Corp. in New Orleans, which was bought by Bank One in 1998. He began his banking career in 1987 as a treasury services representative at Wachovia Bank in Atlanta.

Ms. Gross is to be in charge of the bank's cash management, electronic banking, deposit services, and data processing systems. …

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