Alastair G.C. Merrick was named director of operations for IBJ Whitehall Financial Group, in addition to his current duties as executive vice president and CFO. The bank also named Keith Darcy director of professional services. Mr. Darcy will continue in his role of executive vice president of human resources. Constance R. OConnell was named director of risk management and chief compliance officer, and she will also continue in her role as director of strategic planning. The promotions are part of IBJ Whitehalls restructuring to refocus the bank on growing its core businesses of corporate finance, asset-oriented lending and asset management for institutions.