United Bank of El Paso del Norte has hired two new employees and promoted three others. Norman Peters was hired as senior vice president, commercial lending, and Joshua Plasencio as vice president, commercial lending. Peters has more than 30 years of banking experience and has served on numerous local boards. Plasencio has more than 10 years of banking experience and has a bachelor’s degree in finance from UTEP. United Bank promoted Juan Carlos Diaz to senior vice president, senior lending officer. Diaz has been with the bank for 14 years. Joshua Whitehurst was promoted to senior vice president, senior operations officer. Whitehurst has spent 13 years at the bank. And Gladys Avalos was promoted to vice president – loan administration. She has been with United Bank for 13 years.