Charles J. O'Connell has joined Bank One Austin, a subsidiary of Bank One Texas, as chairman and chief executive.

He was with Fleet Bank of Massachusetts, Boston, as executive vice president and division head of eastern Massachusetts commercial banking. Fleet is a unit of Fleet Financial Group, Providence, R.I.

Reporting to Mr. O'Connell will be William J. Renfro, who assumed the newly created position of vice chairman and will continue to focus on community relations and business development.

Also reporting to Mr. O'Connell will be Joseph N. Petet, president; William R. Wheeler, chief financial officer; and William R. Britton, executive vice president.

Bank One Texas is a subsidiary of Bank One Corp., Columbus, Ohio.

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