R. James Steenblik, vice president and manager of the personal trust division of First Security Bank of Utah, has been elected senior vice president, according to Robert A. Hatch, executive vice president and manager of the bank's trust group.

Steenblik joined First Security a year ago as vice president and head of the personal trust division. He previously was associated with Key Bank as vice president, senior trust officer and head of that bank's trust department.He received a bachelor of science degree in banking and finance from the University of Utah in 1967 and a short time later joined First Interstate Bank of Oregon in Portland and completed the bank's management training program and later was assigned to the trust department. He was named assistant trust officer in 1968.

Steenblik joined Commercial Security Bank as vice president and trust officer in 1971 and in 1984 was elevated to his present positions. Key Bank subsequently purchased Commercial Security Bank.