FirstMerit announced the appointment of Mark N. DuHamel as EVP, deputy CFO. DuHamel served as the company’s treasurer since joining FirstMerit in 1996.

DuHamel’s responsibilities will include oversight of FirstMerit’s accounting and finance functions, investor relations, strategic planning, corporate development and capital planning. He will work closely with Terrence E. Bichsel, senior EVP, chief financial and administrative officer, in leading these key functions as part of the company’s ongoing succession planning process.

“Mark has distinguished himself in his stewardship of FirstMerit’s balance sheet and I am pleased to expand his role in helping guide the future of our company,” said Paul G. Greig, chairman, president and CEO of FirstMerit. “With his two decades of leadership at FirstMerit, Mark is uniquely qualified to fill this new management position.”

DuHamel has 32 years of banking and financial industry experience. Prior to joining FirstMerit, he served in a variety of positions at First NH Bank, Sendero and First Vermont Bank.