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The board of Tustin-based Sunwest Bank promoted bank president Chris Walsh to chief executive.

He replaces Glenn Gray, who resigned after six years in the post.

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Sunwest is the sixth-largest bank based in Orange County, with assets of about $612 million at the end of the first quarter.

Walsh came to Sunwest in 2008 as executive vice president and chief banking officer. He was promoted to president in 2010.