It was Donald L. McWhorter's idea to lead Banc One Corp. into the Southwest. It is his new job to bring Banc One's acquisitions in the region up to the company's exacting performance standards.

A 20-year Banc One veteran, Mr. McWhorter recently was named president of the Columbus, Ohio-based holding company. The position, which had been vacant for about five years, puts him second in command to the chairman and chief executive, John B. McCoy.

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