Succession planning

No quiet retirement for longtime Webster Financial chief


James Smith, who recently completed his gradual transition out of banking, was spearheading a public-private economic development plan for Connecticut when the coronavirus pandemic hit. The crisis made the need for the plan greater — and the job harder.


Karen Peetz to join Citi in newly created role


The veteran banker will serve as chief administrative officer, with responsibilities that include strengthening Citi’s data architecture, creating greater consistency in its dealings with regulators and enhancing its efforts to combat money laundering.


Dime Community taps insider as its new president


Stu Lubow, who succeeded Kenneth Mahon, gained more responsibilities. Mahon remains Dime's CEO.


Texas Capital, Independent terminate $3 billion merger


Texas Capital said that Keith Cargill had also stepped down as its president and CEO.


JPMorgan's Dimon has no plans to retire following heart surgery


Ten weeks after his emergency procedure, the longtime CEO told shareholders Tuesday that he's in good health and will not be stepping down anytime soon.


CrossFirst in Kansas looks within for its new CEO


Mike Maddox will succeed George Jones on June 1.


Leader of Michigan community bank abruptly resigns


Thomas Lopp cited health reasons for leaving Sterling Bancorp less than six months after becoming CEO. Sterling has been dealing with revenue issues after shutting down its biggest lending program over underwriting concerns.


Discover names Maheras chairman after sudden death of Weinbach


Discover Financial Services said Thomas Maheras will serve as its chairman after the death of Lawrence Weinbach.


Texas banker returns to work after bout with coronavirus


Dean Bass, chairman and CEO of Spirit of Texas Bancshares, had taken a leave of absence after contracting COVID-19.


Texas bank's leader takes leave after contracting coronavirus


Spirit of Texas Bancshares named an interim CEO for Dean Bass, though the company said he is recovering.