Tues 10:40 am: Home Savings chief to retire

YOUNGSTOWN – Patrick W. Bevack, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Community and Home Savings and Loan Company of Youngstown will retire March 31.

Bevack, who came to Home Savings in 2000, will remain on the board of directors of both United Community and Home Savings. The board also has retained him to serve as an adviser for two years, the company announced this morning.

Gary M. Small will assume the role of president and CEO of both United Community and Home Savings. Small, who has more than 28 years of industry experience, most recently served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer for S&T Bank in Indiana, Pa.

Bevack was appointed Jan. 1, 2011, to his current position with the holding company after serving as President and CEO of the bank since March 2009.

“I am extremely proud of our management team and all that we have accomplished since my appointment as President and CEO, and I am very grateful for the confidence the board showed in me,” Bevack said. “While I am retiring, I am excited to begin my new role as an outside director and advisor to the board and Gary.”

Bevack called the board’s decision an “excellent transition plan.”

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