Home Savings and Loan’s Bevack to retire

Staff report


Patrick W. Bevack, president and CEO of Home Savings and Loan Co. of Youngstown and its holding company, United Community Financial Corp., will retire March 31, UCFC announced.

Gary M. Small, who most recently served as senior executive vice president-chief banking officer for S&T Bank in Indiana, Pa., will succeed Bevack.

Bevack will continue to serve on the board of directors at both institutions, which have retained him as an adviser for two years, according to a company statement.

Bevack joined Home Savings in 2000, and he was named president and CEO in 2009. On Jan. 1, 2011, he was appointed to the same post at the parent company.

His previous positions with Home Savings include chief operating officer, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer and senior vice president of mortgage lending.

“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 and their unending support during the last five years,” Bevack said in a statement.

Small, who has 28 years of industry experience, previously had high-level positions with Jackson Hewitt, Huntington Bank and National City Corp.

He also will serve as a director of UCFC and Home Savings, filling the role of Richard J. Buoncore, who will resign from the boards after close of business Tuesday.

A wholly owned subsidiary of UCFC, Home Savings operates 33 banking offices and 10 loan-production offices in Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

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