First Financial makes leadership changes


First Financial makes leadership changes

Cincinnati-based First Financial Bancorp announced several top leadership changes in a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The changes include Anthony Stollings, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Stollings will also assume the title of chief administrative officer, according to filings First Financial made with the SEC on Aug. 27. Stollings will have the overall responsibility for managing the corporate activities of the company, the filing reads.

Stollings, 58, joined First Financial in December 2006 as senior vice president, chief accounting officer and controller. He was executive vice president and chief risk officer from Sept. 1, 2011 to Feb. 25, 2013. He became chief financial officer on Jan. 18, 2013.

Also, Claude Davis, president and chief executive officer, is continuing in the positions of chairman and CEO of First Financial Bank National Association, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary bank.

However, First Financial said in the filing the role of president for the bank is being divided by each of the line of business leaders this way: Kevin Langford, president — consumer banking; C. Douglas Lefferson, president — commercial banking and wealth management; and Jill Stanton, president — mortgage banking.

The designation as president will allow each of the line of business leaders to execute their plans and strategies, and work as a bank management team to assume clearly defined day-to-day operating responsibility, reads First Financial’s explanation in the filing.

The changes were effective Aug. 20.

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