OMAHA - First Data Resources announced the promotion of Ann Cannon to vice president of commercial card services in the electronic payments group.

Ms. Cannon, who previously was decision-support market area director in the cardholder product management division, will be making strategic enhancements in commercial, business, and procurement card programs.

The parent company, First Data Corp., also said John Elftmann, vice president of people and planning, became senior vice president. He serves the bank card program services and electronic funds services divisions as well as all card services group employees in Omaha. He also oversees employee relations for First Data Resources Ltd. in Britain.

Karen Hobbs, formerly vice president of internal services, was named vice president of human resources, supporting the card services group's professional services division.

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