Bank of America has named James R. Cassady as senior market executive of its community development banking group in Florida, where it operates as NationsBank.

He remains president of the bank's Broward County market.

As community development chief he will be responsible for affordable housing, small-business, consumer lending, and economic development matters.

Mr. Cassady joined NationsBank in 1971 and has worked in a variety of management positions in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Florida. He was promoted to senior vice president and lending officer in 1987 and to senior lending officer for Florida in 1991.

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