Bank One Columbus has hired David P. Lauer, a director of Deloitte & Touche LLP, as president and chief operating officer.

Mr. Lauer, who was the managing partner of Deloitte's Columbus office, worked for the firm 30 years.

He will be responsible for Bank One Columbus' commercial banking business in its home city and throughout central Ohio. He was also elected to the bank's board of directors.

Mr. Lauer succeeded Robert Davis, who left the bank last May. A Banc One Corp. spokeswoman said Frederick L. Cullen, chairman and chief executive officer of Bank One Columbus, had filled the vacant presidency in the interim.

Bank One Columbus has 55 branches in seven central Ohio counties.

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